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Lockerbie PanAm plane bomber dies in Libya

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is shown in a bed in this 2011 photo.
May 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The only person to ever be convicted of the bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland is dead.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, 60, died on Sunday at his home in Tripoli. He had prostate cancer and had been given three months to live when Scotland released him to Libya in 2009. Al-Megrahi was serving a life sentence in Scotland at the time.

The 1988 bombing killed 270 people - most of them were American. Al-Megrahi firmly denied having any involvement.

Sunday, the Scottish government said the investigation remains open because prosecutors do not believe al-Megrahi acted alone.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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