A retired general and two former sergeants were fined and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for killing a leftist couple shortly after Chile's 1973 military coup.
The Santiago Court of Appeals said in a communique that Gen. Fernando Polanco and Sgts. Luis Fernandez and Hector Vallejos, all retired, were ordered to pay $600,000 (â‚¬415,000) to the son of the slain couple, Ernesto Lejderman.
Argentine primary school teacher Bernardo Lejderman and Maria Avalos, a Mexican citizen, came to Chile in 1971, attracted by their sympathy with Marxist President Salvador Allende.
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