Dictator's son to be sentenced in Miami

Friday, January 09, 2009

Charles ''Chuckie'' Taylor Jr., the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, is scheduled to be sentenced in Miami today. In October he was convicted of torture in the first test of a 1994 law allowing the prosecution of U.S. citizens for alleged acts of torture committed abroad. Prosecutors are seeking a 147 year term. The federal courts reporter for the Miami Herald Jay Weaver joins The Takeaway to discuss this historic case.

For more information, read Jay Weaver's article 'Chuckie' Taylor faces life sentence in landmark torture case in the Miami Herald.

Guests:

Jay Weaver

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

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