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Brazilian rancher convicted in American nun’s murder

April 14, 2010

Following 15 hours of jury deliberations, a Brazilian court has convicted rancher Vitalmiro Moura for ordering the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang, an American-born nun who protected the property rights of local farmers in the Amazon basin. Vitalmiro Moura was sentenced to 30 years in prison; gunman Rayfran das Neves Sales had previously been sentenced to 28 years.


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