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Two guilty for murdering Colombian Archbishop

A judge found two men guilty of murdering a Roman Catholic archbishop, though the magistrate said the motive for the assassination and who ordered it remained a mystery. Alexander de Jesus Zapata and John Fredy Jimenez were convicted in the 2002 shooting of Isaias Duarte (pictured), archbishop of Cali.

Judge Ruben Dario Plaza said Zapata, who fired the shots, was given a 36-year sentence, and Jimenez, who helped in the planning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Duarte was a vocal critic of Marxist rebels and drug traffickers.
2 Men Ruled Guilty of Murdering Archbishop (LA Times 19/1/05)

21 Jan 2005