Two Catholic priests gunned down a year ago in Bogota hired the hit men who killed them, the Colombian Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday.
The Revs. Rafael Reatiga Rojas and Richard Armando Piffano Laguado put out the word that they would “pay for their deaths,” prosecutor Ana Patricia Larrota said at the arraignment of the two alleged shooters.
The hit men were paid 15 million pesos ($8,435), according to the indictment.
Larrota revealed that one of the priests had ordered a medical exam that is performed “on people who, apparently, have syphilis.”