facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cuban spy may link a Castro to shootdown

Feb. 23, 2006 at 2:08 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A potential witness may exist to pursue an indictment of Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in shoot-downs of civilian planes, a report said.

A source told the Miami Herald on condition of anonymity that Gerardo Hernandez -- currently in a federal prison on spying charges -- may have information linking Raul Castro to the 1996 downings of Brothers to the Rescue civilian planes in international waters.

Ten years ago, Cuban MiGs shot down two unarmed civilian airplanes killing three U.S. citizens.

Hernandez faces life in prison on spying charges if his appeal fails.

His lawyer Paul McKenna, however, said that his client has no such information and characterized assertions that he might as "ridiculous."

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
2
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
3
Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News
4
Hawaii lava update: 100 feet from home, National Guard deployed Hawaii lava update: 100 feet from home, National Guard deployed
5
Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback