NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A lawyer for Luis Posada Carriles says the militant Cuban exile has died at age 90 at a South Florida care home for elderly veterans after suffering a long illness.82-Year-Old Dead, 5 Police Officers Among 7 Injured In Suspected Gas Explosion At Bronx Home
He was later suspected of organizing the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73, as well as a string of Havana hotel bombings in 1997.READ MORE: As NYC, Teachers Union Discuss Remote Option, Mayor Adams Reiterates 'Our Schools Are Going To Remain Open'
He was acquitted in 2011 by a federal jury in El Paso, Texas, of lying to U.S. officials about his role in the Havana bombings to win political asylum.
Posada Carrilles’ lawyer says his client was diagnosed with throat cancer about five years ago.MORE NEWS: Free COVID Tests Now Available Online Through USPS
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