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Dec 19, 2014

Salvadoran Remanded for Double Murder in Paraiso

Jose Antonio Santos

Sixty-seven year old Jose Antonio Santos, a Salvadoran national living in the village of Paraiso, Corozal was arraigned on Thursday in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court for the double murder of forty-nine year old Fernando Rivas and nineteen year old Heidy Atherly. The couple was viciously chopped to death on Sunday just after six a.m. in what is believed to be a crime of passion. Atherly was in a relationship with the accused up until mid-November, when she separated from him and moved in with his friend, Rivas. That was three weeks ago and on Sunday morning, it is alleged that Santos went to their house in a remote area of Paraiso and proceeded to chop the couple multiple times, almost decapitating them. 

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