Spain imprisons ex-colonel for Jesuits slain in El Salvador

MADRID (AP) — A courtroom in Spain on Friday sentenced a ragged Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in penal complex for the slaying of five Spanish priests in El Salvador greater than three a protracted time ago.

Spain’s National Court dominated that Inocente Orlando Montano, a ragged colonel who served as El Salvador’s vice minister for public security for the length of the nation’s 1979-1992 civil battle, became as soon as accountable for the 1989 “terrorist assassinations.”

Montano, 77, listened from a wheelchair as judges learn the verdict, imprisoning him to 26 years, eight months and in the future for every of the deaths. The verdict is also appealed.

The U.S. extradited Montano to Spain in 2017. For the length of his trial earlier this year, Montano denied having taken fragment or ordered the bloodbath that ended in the loss of life of eight people in the campus of the Central American College.

Five of the victims were Spanish Jesuit priests, in conjunction with one in all the leading minds in the support of the so-referred to as Liberation theology, Rev. Ignacio Ellacuría.

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