October 15, 1988 |
An American businessman who spent two years in jail for killing a Honduran in a land dispute was shot and killed Friday morning while jogging in a Tegucigalpa suburb, Honduran police sources said. Leo Edgar Mills, 63, who was from Oklahoma and had lived in Honduras since the 1950s, was shot once in the back of the head with a 9-millimeter bullet, they said. A U.S. Embassy spokesman confirmed that Mills was killed but gave no other details.
February 24, 1988
Death squads attached to a secret military unit called Battalion 3-16 have apparently re-emerged in Honduras and could be responsible for three recent killings, Amnesty International reported.
February 5, 1988 |
The family of an American priest, who reportedly was executed by military authorities in Honduras five years ago, filed suit in Los Angeles on Thursday seeking disclosure of classified documents they believe may prove that the U.S. government had knowledge of his death, or even was involved in it. The federal court suit culminated a four-year effort by the family to unravel the circumstances of Father James Francis Carney's disappearance in the jungles of the Central American nation in 1983.
January 16, 1988 |
A gunman riding aboard a motorcycle shot to death a local human rights activist and a politician who were traveling together in a car Thursday evening, police reported Friday. Police identified the victims as Miguel Angel Pavon, 38, and Moises Landaverde. Pavon was president of a local human rights commission in this important provincial city, 125 north of Tegucigalpa, the nation's capital. Landaverde was a local leader of the opposition Christian Democratic Party.
June 20, 1987 |
Authorities detained a Honduran soldier Friday in the shooting death last week of a U.S. Army sergeant at the Palmerola air base in Honduras. A Honduran military spokesman declined to name the suspect until investigations into the killing were completed and did not provide details as to reasons for the man's arrest or possible motives in the case. The body of Army Staff Sgt. Randal Harris was taken to El Paso, Tex., on Friday morning, officials said.
June 15, 1987
A U.S. soldier was shot to death while on a routine jeep patrol at Palmerola air base, the center of U.S. operations in Honduras, U.S. military officials said. They said they had no clues to the killers of Staff Sgt. Randall Harris, 34, but said his death is being treated as a criminal homicide and not as a terrorist attack. No one else was wounded in the shooting, and it was not known if another American soldier or a Honduran was responsible, a base spokesman said.