Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:15 pm
Guatemala capt. convicted in bishop death arrested
Byron Lima was sentenced in 2006 along with three other men for the 1998 killing of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi. The activist clergyman had released a report accusing Guatemala's military of being responsible for the vast majority of deaths during the country's brutal 36-year civil war.
Lima was driving an armored SUV Friday evening along with the director of the prison where he was living. Five prison guards were protecting them in a second armored vehicle.
Lima told the press he was being taken to a dental appointment. Officials said his exit from prison was not a jailbreak, but a violation of regulations.