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Shrewsbury Mom Hopes For Justice After Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Dies

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BOSTON (CBS) – The former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has died in Tripoli.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.


Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland that killed 270 people.

Jeannine Boulanger of Shrewsbury lost her daughter Nicole in the bombing.

“It’s one more chapter that is closed, but there’s never a sense of finality when we have so many questions and concerns about the way our victims died. You may recall this was our first act of terrorism against the United States,” said Boulanger.

Boulanger told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that she hopes that justice in the case will be realized.

“(Justice) may not occur in my lifetime, but certainly, that is the hope of the families, because we feel that the case has not been reconciled,” said Boulanger. “I don’t believe in the word ‘closure,’ but you know, everything else in life, things are a process, and certainly grief is a longer process for some than it is for others.”

Megrahi was released from prison in 2009 on humanitarian grounds and sent back to Libya. He was battling prostate cancer.

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