MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A new sentencing date has been set in Miami for convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Wednesday set a Dec. 3 sentencing date. Padilla could get life in prison.
The 41-year-old Padilla was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he and two others were convicted in 2007 of several terrorism-related charges including plotting to set off a radioactive dirty bomb. He was held without trial for three and a half years as an enemy combatant before he was criminally charged.
He's currently scheduled for release in January 2022 with time off for good behavior.
The appeals court ruled Padilla deserves a longer sentence because he trained to kill at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan and had a long criminal record previously.
Padilla is currently being held at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo.
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