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4 Former Soldiers Sentenced To 6,060 Years

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Former members of the Guatemalan army were each sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for 201 deaths in a 1982 massacre during the Guatemalan Civil War.

Lt. Carlos Antonio Carias and special forces soldiers Manuel Pop Sun, Reyes Collin Gualip and Daniel Martinez were each sentenced to 30 years for each victim and 30 additional years for crimes against humanity in a Guatemala City court on Tuesday, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The four men were charged with torturing and killing 201 men, women and children during three days in Dos Erres in 1982.

The defendants maintain that they are innocent and plan to appeal their sentences.

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