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Failed to note the possibility that their superiors
to kill him and are executing them to cover up their role.
And, that Uganda has a large Muslim population.
Also, strange that they didn't say if the priest
They may have killed him over pedophilia fears.
MARCH 25, 11:12 ET
Court Sentences Two Soldiers
By HENRY WASSWA
Associated Press Writer
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A military court sentenced two soldiers
to death Monday after finding them guilty of murdering an Irish
priest, a military official said.
Lt. Peter Twesigye, assistant to the army commander for the
eastern division, said the corporal and private were expected to
be executed by firing squads later Monday.
The soldiers were arrested over the weekend after Father Declan
O'Toole was gunned down on Wednesday night in the northeastern
town of Kotido, about 250 miles from the capital, Kampala. The
trial took place at a military barracks near Kotido.
Twesigye told The Associated Press that one of the soldiers
would face a firing squad in Kotido, while the other would be
executed by firing squad in Moroto, about 37 miles northwest of
``We want to show the public that the crime was carried out by
individuals, but not by the army as an institution. They are
supposed to be executed in public to show everybody that we are
not part of their activities,'' Twesigye said in a telephone
interview from Moroto.
Army spokesman Maj. Shaban Bantariza said there would be no
appeal. He would not speculate on a motive for the slaying.
O'Toole, who was traveling from Moroto when his vehicle was
ambushed, was a member of the Mill Hill missionary order based