Former Chilean military official found liable for killing of Victor Jara

A Florida jury has found former Chilean army lieutenant Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez liable for the 1973 extrajudicial killing of the popular folk singer Victor Jara, awarding $28m in damages after a two-week civil trial.

It marks the end of a 43-year fight for justice for Jara’s British-born widow Joan Turner Jara, who was in court in Orlando, and the verdict could lead to Barrientos’ extradition to Chile to face criminal murder charges.

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