APNewsBreak: US deports Guatemala massacre suspect

By AMY TAXIN | July 12, 2011 | 3:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities have deported a former member of an elite Guatemalan military force suspected of carrying out a brutal massacre in 1982 to his native country.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice says 54-year-old Pedro Pimentel Rios was turned over to Guatemalan authorities in Guatemala on Tuesday.

The former instructor at the Guatemalan training school for a force known as the "kaibiles" was ordered deported from the United States in May when an immigration judge rejected his bid for asylum.

Pimentel has been wanted in Guatemala for his alleged participation in a brutal massacre at the village of Dos Erres in December 1982 in which more than 150 people were killed.