By Charles Kornbluth
FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE
Capt. Ray Davis Indicted in Chile for alleged role in murder of Charles Horman, Frank Teruggi
Declassified U.S. Documents Used Extensively in Court Indictment
Archive Posts Documents cited in Indictment, including FBI Intelligence Reports Containing Teruggi’s Address in Chile
Washington, D.C., November 30, 2011 – Thirty-eight years after the military coup in Chile, a Chilean judge has formally indicted the former head of the U.S. Military Group, Captain Ray Davis, and a Chilean intelligence officer, Pedro Espinoza for the murders of two American citizens in September 1973. The judge, Jorge Zepeda, said he would ask the Chilean Supreme Court to authorize an extradition request for Davis as an “accessory” to the murders of Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi.
Both Horman and Teruggi were seized separately at their homes in Santiago by Chilean soldiers and subsequently executed while in detention. Their murders, and the seeming indifference of U.S. officials, were immortalized in the Oscar-award winning movie “Missing” which focused on the search by Horman’s wife and father for him in the weeks following the U.S.-supported coup.
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