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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shoe-bomber sentenced to life in prison
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On January 30, 2003, British-born Richard Reid was sentenced to life in a U.S. prison for attempting to destroy an American passenger plane using a bomb hidden in his shoe. Reid attempted to ignite an explosive device hidden in his shoe on a flight leaving Miami International Airport bound for Paris on December 21, 2001. Before he could light the fuse, Reid was restrained by passengers and crew on board.

Reid was convicted on eight counts, and sentenced to life plus 110 years in prison. Read a copy of the indictment in U.S. v. Reid.

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