Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Puerto Rican rebel hero gunned down by FBI

Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, died Saturday in a gun battle with FBI agents. Ojeda Rios was a popular hero among the 1% or so of Puerto Ricans that favor independence from the United States. He was also a fugitive, wanted in connection with a 1983 armored truck robbery in Connecticut. (Guardian.)

The autopsy revealed the Ojeda Rios did not die immediately after being shot. The FBI, suspicious that the house was booby-trapped, waited a full day before going in. By that time Ojeda Rios had died. (Boston Globe, Newsday.com.)

1 Comments:

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can see photos of the funeral here: http://www.barriomulas.com/blog/archives/2005/09/18_pictures_fil.shtml

 

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