VICTORIA CUMMOCK ONLY LOCKERBIE VICTIM'S WIFE WHO NIXED $10 MILLION SETTLEMENT
WIDOWED BY GADHAFI'S ORDERED BOMBING, MIAMIAN VICTORIA CUMMOCK SEES 'NO JUSTICE' IN CANCER DEATH OF ACTUAL BOMBER.
She is the only family member to turn down a $10 million settlement from Libya's strongman, because it included a provision under which Libya would admit no fault in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988.
She had interviewed a former Gadhafi aide who claimed to have proof that Gadhafi ordered the Lockerbie bombing. A Scottish court convicted the now-dead man, Abdel Baset al Megrahi and gave him a life sentence in 2001 but he was released from prison in 2009 when it was learned he had inoperable cancer.
For Cummock and most victims' relatives, Megrahi's release was a significant slap in the face. They suspected Libya's rich oil preserves played a role in the Scottish permissive decision.
She told the Miami Herald, "It exemplified the classic case that no matter how heinous the crime, ultimately justice can be bought and sold," she said. "Megrahi should have died in jail."