SAN SALVADOR (CNS) -- Nine former soldiers in El Salvador's army have surrendered to authorities, three months after their indictment in Spain for the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter during the country's 12-year civil war.
The ex-military members turned themselves in at a military base Aug. 8 and were transported to a Salvadoran court, the government said.
They were among 20 former soldiers indicted by a Spanish court for their role in the deaths on the campus of the University of Central America in the Salvadoran capital, where the priests taught and lived.
Five of the priests were Spanish. Spain's courts have used the principle of international jurisdiction to prosecute the killings.