Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi, the Libyan man convicted of blowing up a U.S.-bound Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 270 people, may soon be released. Though he was convicted of the crime in 2001 in Scotland and sentenced to a life term with a minimum of 27 years, Al Megrahi now has terminal prostate cancer. Officials are considering Megrahi's request to be released on compassionate grounds, as well as another application that would transfer him to Libya for the rest of his sentence. Victims' relatives were split on the compassionate release, which the BBC says is likely as early as next week, in time for Ramadan. One woman, whose daughter was killed in the explosion, called the request "vile" while a man who also lost a daughter said he didn't believe Megrahi was guilty.