Case of slain Archbishop Romero reopened by judge in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR A judge in El Salvador on Thursday reopened the nearly four-decade-old case of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero, an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, and asked that prosecutors seek criminal charges against the main suspect.

The ruling, by Judge Ricardo Chicas, follows a decision last year by the country’s constitutional court to repeal an amnesty law that prohibited criminal trials stemming from the Central American nation’s bloody civil war from 1980 to 1992.

The main suspect in the killing of Romero is Alvaro Rafael

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