An Arizona man accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon in Texas has lost his bid to get evidence thrown out from his interview with investigators two days after the attack.
Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem's lawyer argued the FBI's failure to record the interview raised questions about whether his client voluntarily spoke with investigators.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton rejected Kareem's request on Tuesday.
Authorities say Kareem provided the guns used in the May 3 attack at the cartoon contest and conspired to provide support for the Islamic State group.
His lawyer has said the case was trumped up.
Bolton is considering another request by Kareem to stop prosecutors from using al-Qaida promotional materials found in his possession as evidence at his Feb. 16 trial.