Thursday, May 8, 2008

Patron Saint of the Rainforest Maybe?

Habits? We don't need no stinking habits.

A Brazilian rancher jailed for ordering the killing of a US-born nun has had his conviction overturned in a retrial, court officials say.

Vitalmiro Vastos de Moura was acquitted of ordering the death of the environmental activist, Dorothy Stang.

But the court confirmed the conviction of a second suspect, Rayfran das Neves, who had confessed to shooting Ms Stang in 2005.

His sentence was increased by a year, to 28 years in prison.

Sister Dorothy campaigned for poor farmers' rights in Brazil, and to preserve the rainforest from loggers and developers.

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