U.S. indicts accused terrorist

WASHINGTON -- Junzo Okudaira, a member of the international terrorist group known as the Japanese Red Army, was indicted for the 1988 bombing of a USO club in Italy, the Justice Department announced Friday.

The bombing of the USO club in Naples on April 14, 1988 killed a U.S. Navy enlisted woman, Angela Simone Santos, and four Italian citizens.


The indictment charges Okudaira, who currently is a fugitive, with murder of a U.S. national and attempted murder. If apprehended and convicted, Okudaira faces a maximum sentence of lifeimprisonment.

He already has been tried and convicted in absentia by Italian authorities and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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