Guatemala man burned alive after killing 2 children
Published on Sep 13, 2012 7:44 AM
GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) - Outraged residents of an isolated village in northern Guatemala burned alive a man who allegedly was drunk when he killed two children at a local school, authorities said on Wednesday.
When residents of the indigenous town of Tac Tic in Alta Verapaz learned that Julio Saquil, 35, apparently hacked the children to death with a machete, they doused him with gasoline and set him alight.
Vigilante justice is common in Guatemala, where the ethnic Maya-language majority often distrust the justice system and the Spanish speaking government in the capital.