The “Blind Sheik” who was responsible for the 1st World Trade Center bombing, Omar Ahmad Rahman, has died in prison.
Omar Ahmad Rahman, who helped orchestrate the bombing of World Trade Center in 1993, died in prison Saturday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. He was 78.
Known as the “blind sheik,” he died at Federal Medical Center Butner in Butner, North Carolina, where he’s been confined since February 2007, the bureau said in a statement.
Rahman died from natural causes, the bureau said. He had battled diabetes and coronary artery disease.
Rahman was serving a life sentence on terrorism-related charges. He was convicted in 1995 for his role in a plot to bomb New York City landmarks, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.
One more down, far too many yet to go.