Son: Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead

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May 20, 2012, 8:53 am
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(NECN/AP) - A son says the former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has died in Tripoli.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted in the bombing of a PanAm flight over Scotland that killed 270 people but was released in 2009 from his Scottish prison on humanitarian grounds.
Al-Megrahi suffered from prostate cancer. His death was announced Sunday by his son, Khaled.


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