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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

2 Detained in U.S. Journalist's Slaying

By MARK STEVENSON (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
November 02, 2006 1:14 AM EST

At least eight people have died in the conflict since leftist protesters took over the city five months ago. Among them was activist-journalist Bradley Roland Will, 36, of New York, who died in a gunbattle Friday.

The state prosecutor's office said Wednesday that two people were in custody and authorities were expected sometime this week to present the suspects to a judge who would decide whether to charge them in connection with Will's death.

The suspects are municipal officials of Santa Lucia del Camino, on the outskirts of Oaxaca, where Will was killed. They were detained after residents identified them as the people who shot Will, the state prosecutor's office said in a news release.

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