We hope Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is not enjoying his much deserved place in hell.
The former Libyan intelligence officer, who was the only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, died Sunday, about three years after his release from a Scottish prison on humanitarian grounds.
To the ire of many people around the world, al-Megrahi was given a hero's welcome upon his return to Libya by then dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It was a distasteful display for someone convicted of such an atrocious act. His early release meant al-Megrahi served about 11 days for each person killed in the Pan Am attack.
At the time of his release, doctors said he was dying of prostate cancer and was only expected to live about three months.
He wound up living much longer, but whatever insight he could have provided on who else was involved in the bombing, al-Megrahi took to his grave.
That's disappointing because so many questions remain.
Al-Megrahi, who maintained he was innocent, was convicted in 2001 of planting the bomb aboard Flight 103 by a Scottish court, set up on neutral ground at a military base in the Netherlands.
Authorities said they are continuing to investigate the attack on Flight 103, but after so many years, the odds of unraveling the mysteries are immense, especially since the only person convicted in the bombing is gone.