Guatemala mob kills, burns 3 suspected criminals

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2009 12:36 AM

Police say a mob in Guatemala burned to death two men and a woman suspected of killing a local bus driver.

Photos show the half-burned bodies lying in a street in the western city of Solola.

Police say the three were taken into custody for allegedly shooting to death the bus driver and wounding 2 passengers.

National Police spokesman Donald Gonzalez says about 400 residents later showed up at the police station, set fire to three patrol cars and forced the outnumbered officers to turn over the suspects.

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The mob then beat the trio unconscious, doused them with gasoline and set them alight on Friday.

Mobs have attacked several suspects in Guatemala recently amid a wave of violent crime.