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Charges filed in 1973 slaying

May 16, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Retired army Col. Mario Manriquez has been charged in the killing of renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara shortly after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Jara was a Communist Party activist who backed Chile's elected socialist president, Salvador Allende.

The singer was arrested after the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup. Court papers indicate he was tortured and shot to death.

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