Trial in Oregon\’s alleged Christmas bomb plot to turn on \’entrapment\’ – U.S. News

Trial in Oregon\’s alleged Christmas bomb plot to turn on \’entrapment\’ – U.S. News

via Trial in Oregon\'s alleged Christmas bomb plot to turn on \'entrapment\' – U.S. News.

The defense will argue “entrapment” — that the federal agents lured the teen, who was 18 when they first contacted him — into a violent plot that he would not have been inclined to pursue on his own. Legal experts say this is essentially a Hail Mary pass — a legal argument extremely hard to win — but some factors in this case, including the defendant’s youth, could give the strategy a chance of success.

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