Carlos the Jackal Faces Paris Trial

Now is a good time to rent the Carlos the Jackal miniseries on DVD. The infamous terrorist, whose real name is Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, is back on trial, this time for allegedly carrying out four deadly bomb attacks in France in 1982 and 1983. Prosecutors say he carried out the attacks to try to pressure authorities to release two of his accomplices. Sánchez, already serving a life sentence for killing two policemen and a Lebanese informant in 1975, faces another life sentence for the new charges.