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Police Nab Escaped Killer of Mendes

November 26, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Police captured the fugitive killer of rain forest activist Chico Mendes, three years after he escaped from an Amazon prison where he was serving a 19-year sentence for the slaying. Darci Alves Pereira was arrested as he left his sister's home in the town of Guaira near the Paraguayan border, police said.

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