November 25, 1987 |
U.S. marshals have detained a prime suspect in the 1980 assassination of the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador in the wake of Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte's announcement that his government has solved the slaying and knows the killer's identity, the U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday. The suspect, Alvaro Rafael Saravia, is a former Salvadoran army captain allegedly linked to El Salvador's "death squads" and a longtime associate of former army Maj.
November 24, 1987 |
President Jose Napoleon Duarte charged Monday that former army Maj. Roberto D'Aubuisson, a rightist leader long accused of ties to clandestine death squads, ordered the 1980 assassination of the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador. Duarte said the driver of the killer's car has provided "absolutely accurate" testimony implicating D'Aubuisson and a former army captain in the murder of Msgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero. "The case of Msgr. Romero is solved.