RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier has testified in a U.S. courtroom that he saw one of his officers fire a rifle and throw a grenade into a well to silence the screams of dying victims of a massacre carried out by the army in 1982.
Gilberto Jordan testified Wednesday in a trial where prosecutors contend Jorge Sosa helped command the massacre and lied about it on his U.S. citizenship application.
Jordan testified he saw then-2nd Lt. Sosa standing near a well in the village of Dos Erres after they had been given an order to kill everyone there.
The witness said Sosa shot into the well and threw in a grenade as people screamed from within. Jordan said after that the screams stopped.