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El Salvador / Priests' Murder / Witness #120126

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: David Ensor) Inquiry into cleaning woman Lucia Barrera de Cerna's eyewitness testimony about killing of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador featured. [In disguise, CERNA - describes threats from FBI.] FBI decision that Cerna and her husband are not credible witnesses stated. [Association of Jesuit Colleges and Univs.' Father Paul TIPTON - defends them.] Denials by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater, State Department spokesperson Margaret Tutwiler, FBI and United States ambassador to El Salvador William Walker that Cernas were mistreated noted. [WALKER - defends FBI.]

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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