David Coleman Headley: Terrorist and star witness

May 25, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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David Coleman Headley, pictured left in a court drawing, is expected to return to a Chicago courtroom on Wendesday.

David Coleman Headley will return to a Chicago courtroom on Wednesday. His testimony is turning out to be the star attraction at the trial of Chicagoan Tahawwur Rana.

Rana is charged with helping Headley plan terrorist attacks and Headley also alleges other critical connections between Pakistani intelligence and terrorist groups for example. But Headley’s own character has been called into question.

To learn more about Headley’s actions both in and out of the courtroom, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Robert Wildeboer, who is covering the trial for WBEZ and Stephen Tankel, author of the forthcoming book Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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