Nicaragua: U.S. citizen admits to murdering translator, dismembered body

Posted on August 8, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Nicaragua

U.S. citizen Basil Givner, 57, is being held by National Police in Jinotega after confessing to the gruesome murder and dismemberment of Nicaraguan Harley José Silva, 34, according to Police Commissioner Fernando Borge.

Commissioner Borge told The Nicaragua Dispatch that the U.S. citizen, originally from Baltimore, was arrested yesterday when police arrived at his rented house in Jinotega and found him eating calmly and working on his laptop. In the other room were the dismembered limbs of his victim, a young Nicaraguan man who apparently worked as a translator and would go on drug and alcohol binges with Givner. Read Article

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