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Old-time terrorist 'Carlos the Jackal' back on Paris trial

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 file photo, Venezuelan international terrorist Carlos the Jackal whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, left, sits with his French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre in a Paris courtroom. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, is due to go on trial Monday for a deadly attack in a Paris' popular shopping mall decades ago, the oldest one blamed on the former public enemy in France and probably the last one to come to court. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 file photo, Venezuelan international terrorist Carlos the Jackal whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, left, sits with his French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre in a Paris courtroom. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, is due to go on trial Monday for a deadly attack in a Paris' popular shopping mall decades ago, the oldest one blamed on the former public enemy in France and probably the last one to come to court. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 file photo, Venezuelan international terrorist Carlos the Jackal whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is seated in a Paris courtroom. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, is due to go on trial Monday for a deadly attack in a Paris' popular shopping mall decades ago, the oldest one blamed on the former public enemy in France and probably the last one to come to court. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 file photo, Venezuelan international terrorist Carlos the Jackal whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is seated in a Paris courtroom. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, is due to go on trial Monday for a deadly attack in a Paris' popular shopping mall decades ago, the oldest one blamed on the former public enemy in France and probably the last one to come to court. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carlos the Jackal's lawyer Francis Vuillemin, reads files at the Paris court, France, Monday, March 13, 2017. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez known as Carlos the Jackal is appearing in a French court for a deadly 1974 attack against a Paris shopping arcade, a trial that victims' families have been awaiting for decades. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Carlos the Jackal's lawyer Francis Vuillemin, reads files at the Paris court, France, Monday, March 13, 2017. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez known as Carlos the Jackal is appearing in a French court for a deadly 1974 attack against a Paris shopping arcade, a trial that victims' families have been awaiting for decades. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

Once the world's most-wanted fugitive, the political terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal is appearing a French court for a deadly 1974 attack against a Paris shopping arcade, a trial that victims' families have been awaiting for decades.

The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant onto a shopping area. Two people were killed and 34 injured at the trendy Drugstore Publicis.

Known worldwide as Carlos, the 67-year-old is already serving a life sentence in France for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of perpetrating or organizing in the country on behalf of the Palestinian cause in the 1970s and '80s.

If convicted of first-degree murders in the latest trial, he could get a third life sentence.