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Rebel Convicted in Slaying of Tourists

January 10, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A judge convicted a Rwandan rebel of killing eight foreign tourists in 1999, including an Oregon couple on a gorilla-watching trip.

Jean-Paul Bizimana, alias Xavier Van Dame, could face the death penalty.

Three other men were arrested in March 2003 in connection with the killings and have been sent to the United States to stand trial in the deaths of the two Americans, Rob Haubner and Susan Miller of Portland.

Rebels hacked and bludgeoned the travelers in a remote rain forest near Uganda's borders with Congo and Rwanda.

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