Suspected killer buried alive
June 07, 2013 10:10 AM

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Villagers in Bolivia’s southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said Thursday.

Police had identified Santos Ramos, 17, as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco on Sunday in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located.

Enraged, more than 200 community members seized Ramos and buried him alive alongside his alleged victim Wednesday night, according to Barrios. He said residents on Thursday blocked the road to the community, preventing police and prosecutors from reaching it.

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