MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A new sentencing date has been set in Miami for convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Wednesday set a Dec. 3 sentencing date. Padilla could get life in prison.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
The 41-year-old Padilla was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he and two others were convicted in 2007 of several terrorism-related charges including plotting to set off a radioactive dirty bomb. He was held without trial for three and a half years as an enemy combatant before he was criminally charged.
He’s currently scheduled for release in January 2022 with time off for good behavior.READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
The appeals court ruled Padilla deserves a longer sentence because he trained to kill at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan and had a long criminal record previously.
Padilla is currently being held at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
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