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5th Aquino Murder Trial Delay

March 07, 1985|Associated Press

MANILA — The trial of the armed forces chief, Gen. Fabian C. Ver, and 25 other men for the murder of opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr. was postponed for the fifth time in a week today because four key prosecution witnesses cannot be found.

At least two of the witnesses told a fact-finding board last year that they feared for their lives. Their testimony contradicted the military version of Aquino's death and led to the charges against Ver and the others.

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