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Gay Priests Commit Suicide Via Hit Men

Gay Priests Commit Suicide Via Hit Men

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The case of two gay priests in Colombia who were believed to have been killed in a robbery last year is now being investigated as a double suicide.

According to testimony heard in a Colombian court, Roman Catholic priests Rafael Reatiga, 35, and Richard Piffano, 37, paid a criminal gang thousands of dollars to shoot them down after one discovered he had become infected with HIV.

When their bodies were found last year in a car, police assumed robbery had been the motive. But according to a story in the U.K. Daily Mail, weeks before their deaths the pair showed signs of their intent to commit suicide. Reatiga gave his possessions to his mother and even supplied the choirmaster with a list of songs he'd like performed at his funeral.

The suicide plot was uncovered when investigators traced numbers called by the priests in their last days to the alleged killers.

Read the full story here.

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