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.
- Brazilian Rancher Sentenced For Nun's Murder (Vatican Radio)
- Activists, officials laud verdict in nun's death (AP)
- 26 Catholic missionaries killed in 2005 (CWN, 12/30/05)
- Dorothy Stang (Wikipedia)