Reputed Terrorist Acquitted in El Paso

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POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 5:24pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:17pm

EL PASO - An El Paso federal court jury has acquitted Cuban and ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles on all 11 charges of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud.

Carriles, 83, was trained in explosives and accused of bombing a Cuban airliner in 1976 in which 73 people were killed.

But he was not on trial for that.

Posada was tried on perjury charges, even though protesters think he should be sent back to Venezuela or Cuba to face terrorism charges.

The jury took only three hours to acquit him.

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