The terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal been sentenced to a third life term
The Venezuelan criminal, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, was sentenced for a grenade attack on a shop in Paris.
He is already serving two life sentence for a string of killings in the 1970s and 1980s.
The 67-year-old denounced the trial as “absurd” and said he was being tried on phoney evidence before sentence was passed.
His lawyers had urged the special Paris court to acquit him but the court found him guilty and handed down the life sentence requested by prosecutors.
Ramirez, who described himself as a “professional revolutionary” at the start of the trial, was charged with murder over the September 15, 1974, grenade attack on the Publicis drugstore in central Paris, which also injured 34 people.
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was found guilty of a drugstore bombing that killed two people in Paris
He had denied involvement in the attack.
Ramirez Sanchez, who was raised in a Marxist family, first joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine after travelling to Beirut, Lebanon in 1970.
The nickname 'Carlos the Jackal' came from a fictional terrorist in the 1971 Frederick Forsyth novel 'The Day of the Jackal', which was turned into a hit film.
Carlos was one of the world's most wanted fugitives in the 1970s and early 1980s, when Europe was repeatedly targeted by pro-Palestinian groups.
The Drugstore Publicis, on the fabled Boulevard St Germain, was specifically targeted because it was owned by Israeli interests.
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The 67-year-old denied involvement in the attack which also injured 34 people
Carlos is serving life sentences for the murders of two policemen in Paris in 1975 and of a former ally who betrayed him.
He was also found guilty of four bombings in Paris and Marseille in 1982 and 1983, some targeting trains, which killed a total of 11 people and injured almost 150.
After today's hearing, Carlos was driven back to Poissy prison in an armed convoy.