Colombia court convicts ex-lawmaker in massacre

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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted a former longtime congressman of being the mastermind behind the massacre of 43 people by right-wing paramilitary fighters in the north of the country more than two decades ago. It has sentenced him to 30 years in prison.

The high court says the 78-year-old Cesar Perez Garcia was found responsible for a "crime against humanity" as the result of the mass slaying the night of Nov. 11, 1988, in an area about 300 kilometers (about 185 miles) northwest of Bogota.

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