The main suspect in the Bataclan massacre has been sentenced to life in prison. The same with 19 others.

Back on November 13, 2015, Eagles of Death Metal were in the middle of a show in Paris at the Bataclan Theatre when Islamist terrorists forced their way in and killed 90 people. Meanwhile across town, another group of terrorists killed even more at six bars and restaurants as well as the Stade de France. By the end of the night, 130 people were dead.

After a long trial, the leader of the attack, Salah Abdeslam, was sentenced this week to life in prison with zero possibility of early release. In France, that’s a super-harsh sentence, one that has been handed down only four other times in history.

Things could have been much, much worse as Abdeslam was wearing a suicide vest and decided at the last second not to detonate it.

Nineteen others were also found guilty.

Reuters has the full story here. (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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