POSTED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:45am
UPDATED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:49am
GUATEMLA CITY - A Guatemalan ex-congressman has been sentenced to 203 years in prison after being found guilty of ordering the assassination of three Salvadoran representatives to the Central American Parliament and their driver in 2007.
Manuel Castillo's defense lawyer says he will appeal the sentence.
Two former police officers and four others were also sentenced by a Guatemalan judge Wednesday night to between 99 and 210 years.
The charred bodies of the three Salvadoran politicians, all members of the Central American Parliament, and their driver were found along a rural road. They had just arrived in Guatemala for a parliament meeting when they were kidnapped. An autopsy showed that Two lawmakers were burned alive.