In Florida: Chuckie Taylor’s 97 Years Prison Sentence Gradually Fading

Chuckie Taylor with notorious Benjamin Yeaten during the Liberian civil war

On January 9, 2009, Chuckie Taylor, the son of former Liberian leader, Charles G. Taylor who is currently behand bars in the United Kingdom for crimes against humanity was sentenced to 97 years in Florida prison.

Chuckie has served 14 of the 97 years in prison while his father, Charles Taylor was also sentenced in 2002 for 50 years, Taylor was convicted in April 2012 on 11 counts for crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war; the crimes included murder, rape and enlisting children into armed forces, he has served 11 of the 50 years behind bars in the UK.

In 2009 a US court sentenced US citizen Charles “Chuckie” Taylor, the son of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, to 97 years in prison for acts of torture between 1999 and 2003 in the West African country.

 According to report from his Florida prison, Chuckie Taylor’s lifestyle has reportedly changed by reading his Bible daily apparently craving for the mercy of God to end his prison term.

“Today’s milestone conviction is the result of the extraordinary courage of the victim, who came forward after the defendant inflicted unspeakable pain on him for more than a month,” said FBI Assistant Director Luis Quesada.

“Torture is among the most heinous crimes the FBI investigates, and together with our partners at the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, we will relentlessly pursue justice,” Quesada said.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14504 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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