Journalist murder accomplice is sentenced

March 1995
Editor & Publisher;3/18/95, Vol. 128 Issue 11, p12
Trade Publication
Reports on the conviction of Jose James Benitez as an accomplice to the assassination of journalist Manuel de Dios Unanue in Queens, New York on March 11, 1992. Benitez's guilty plea concerning the charges; Cocaine baron Jose Santacruz Londono as the assassination's mastermind.


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