NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from The Netherlands that the defense began its summation today in the trial of two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The defense attorneys had called only eight witnesses in the course of the eight-month trial in a special Scottish court, convened at Camp Zeist. In his closing argument, lawyer William Taylor tried to poke holes in the prosecution's case, saying the Crown had failed to prove his client Abdel Ali al-Megrahi was a Libyan agent who was working in concert with the co-defendant, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah. The attorney again tried to shift the blame to a Palestinian group. Two hundred seventy people died in the 1988 bombing.
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