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Attorneys for Christmas Tree bomber file appeal for new trial

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Attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud have filed an appeal in federal court asking that a judge dismiss the verdict against him or grant him a new trial. His lawyers continue to argue that Mohamud was entrapped by the government and could not have committed the crime on his own.

Mohamud was convicted last month on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and is due to be sentenced May 14. He was arrested in 2010 by FBI agents after pushing a button that he thought would detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Pioneer Square.

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