Omar Abdel-Rahman, Mastermind of 93 WTC Bombing, Dead At 78

Posted: Feb 18, 2017 1:20 PM

Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as the "Blind Sheik", died in a federal prison early Saturday morning of natural causes. He was 78.

Abdel-Rahman was arrested in June of 1993 and was convicted of seditious conspiracy in October of 1995 for planning a series of bombing attacks throughout New York City. He was sentenced to life in prison and served his sentence at FMC Butner in North Carolina.

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