Last updated: September 05. 2013 9:38AM - 961 Views
Associated Press

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) The family of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara claims to have solved the 40-year-old mystery of who killed him during Chile's 1973 coup.

And they're preparing to prove it in a federal courtroom in Jacksonville, Florida.

The family has filed a civil lawsuit against former Chilean army lieutenant Pedro Barrientos Nunez. They accuse him of torturing and killing Jara by playing a game of "Russian roulette" inside a locker room in Santiago's Estadio Chile, where some 5,000 supporters of President Salvador Allende were detained.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and the family's legal team tells The Associated Press that Barrientos was served notice Thursday at his home in Deltona, Florida, where he now lives as a U.S. citizen. Barrientos has denied having anything to do with killing the folk singer.

Associated Press
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus

Featured Businesses


Info Minute

Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com