Hearing postponed for ex-Salvadoran official
BOSTON—A status conference on immigration charges has been postponed for a former Salvador military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests.
Inocente Orlando Montano was among 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain last year in connection with the slayings during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. He has denied involvement in the killings.
He was arrested on separate immigration charges in Massachusetts last year. A status conference in the case had been scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed to May 7 after his lawyer asked for more time.
Prosecutors allege Montano made false statements when he applied for a status that allows some foreigners to seek temporary protection in the United States if they're unable to safely return to their own country. Montano has been living in suburban Boston.