Guatemala: Case Not Closed

Framing a trio for murder "Priests killers captured," proclaimed the front page headline in the Guatemala City daily Diario Impacto on Aug. 4. That was fast work. According to stories that appeared in all Guatemala's major newspapers, the national police had taken only seven days to solve the murder of Father Stanley Rother, 46, the red-bearded Oklahoma-born missionary who was found dead on the floor of his rectory last month in the mountain village of Santiago Atitlán. Three Indians from the area were arrested and charged with the killing, which authorities said...

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