History: The End Of the Affair

The End Of the Affair

New versions of just how Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena died keep surfacing. The official story, according to an attending prosecutor, is that following their trial, the couple were escorted into a barracks courtyard, still believing that their lives would be spared. When they saw a firing squad forming, the two began "running wildly" around the courtyard. Nicolae was trapped in a corner and shot. Elena, still running, was shot in the back by an army officer. Other soldiers proceeded to riddle the bodies with submachine- gun fire.

That, says Bucharest lawyer Nicu Teodorescu, 57, is not quite how it...

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