Navy officer extradicted for 1973 Chile killings

October 18, 2012

The New York Times reports:

The Supreme Court in Chile approved an extradition request on Wednesday against a former American Navy officer indicted in the killings of two United States citizens in the aftermath of the 1973 coup. Retired Capt. Ray E. Davis was commander of the United States Military Group at the embassy in Santiago at the time and was indicted last November, along with a former Chilean intelligence officer, for the killings of Charles Horman, 31, and Frank Teruggi, 24. Judge Jorge Zepeda accused Captain Davis — whose wife said he has Alzheimer’s disease, according to The Associated Press — of providing Chilean intelligence officers information on the two men, who were killed in military The case is still a “sensitive issue” for the United States, and its cooperation has been slow and partial, said Sergio Corvalán, the lawyer for the Horman and Teruggi families. The Horman case inspired the 1982 award-winning film “Missing” by director Costa Gavras.