Judge Sentences Defiant Moussaoui
By Richard Serrano, [Los Angeles] Times Staff Writer
2:28 PM PDT, May 4, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- For all his taunts and jeers and all his bombast,
Zacarias Moussaoui did not get the last word today when he was
formally sentenced today for his role as a Sept. 11 conspirator.
U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema had the final say. And she
did it with a flash of verse.
"As for you, Mr. Moussaoui, you came here to be a martyr," she told
him. "And to die in a great big bang of glory. But to paraphrase the
poet T.S. Eliot, instead you will die with a whimper. The rest of your
life you will spend in prison."
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