BOSTON (AP) — A former El Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slaying of six Jesuit priests faces sentencing on immigration charges in federal court in Boston.
Inocente Orlando Montano was among 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain in 2011 for their alleged roles in the killings during El Salvador’s 12-year civil war. Montano has denied any involvement .
Montano pleaded guilty in September to perjury and immigration fraud charges. He admitted lying when he applied for temporary protected status, which allows some foreigners to stay in the United States if they are unable to safely return to their own country because of an armed conflict or other reasons.
He had been living near Boston for about a decade when he was arrested.
Montano is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.