last updated: 20 Jan 2010
Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who was convicted of shooting Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from a prison in Turkey today, after serving nineteen years for the attempted murder of the Pope, and another ten years for the killing of a newspaper editor. (Man who shot former Pope released from prison in Turkey)
File — A Jan 12, 2006 file photo shows Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, in Istanbul, Turkey. Agca was released from prison on Monday Jan. 18, 2010 after more than 29 years behind bars. (AP Photo/Osman Orsal/File)
Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981, is released from prison in Turkey after nearly 30 years in jail.