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The Latest: Guatemala massacre suspect deported from US

This Aug. 5, 2016 photo shows Guatemalan massacre suspect Santos Lopez Alonzo at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Adelanto, Calif. Lopez Alonzo was arrested in the U.S. in 2010 on immigration violations and held as a material witness in the U.S. government's prosecution of a fellow former soldier from Guatemala. He was deported from the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, after a court refused his plea to stay because he fears for his life.  He faces an arrest warrant in Guatemala for his alleged participation in a 1982 massacre during the country's civil war. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

This Aug. 5, 2016 photo shows Guatemalan massacre suspect Santos Lopez Alonzo at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Adelanto, Calif. Lopez Alonzo was arrested in the U.S. in 2010 on immigration violations and held as a material witness in the U.S. government's prosecution of a fellow former soldier from Guatemala. He was deported from the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, after a court refused his plea to stay because he fears for his life. He faces an arrest warrant in Guatemala for his alleged participation in a 1982 massacre during the country's civil war. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the deportation of a massacre suspect to Guatemala (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

U.S. officials have confirmed that they deported a former Guatemalan soldier accused of helping carry out a massacre of more than 160 people during his country's civil war.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said Santos Lopez Alonzo arrived in Guatemala City by charter flight Wednesday and Guatemalan authorities took him into custody.

Lopez's hands were shackled as he was escorted off the plane.

The 64-year-old had fought deportation, saying he feared he would be killed in Guatemala. A court last month blocked his effort to stay in the U.S.

Lopez and three other former soldiers suspected in the massacre in the village of Las Dos Erres were arrested after coming to the U.S. years later. Two are in American prisons, and one was previously deported.

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12:35 p.m.

Guatemalan police say a former soldier accused of helping carry out a massacre of more than 160 people in 1982 during its civil war has arrived back in the country from the United States.

Santos Lopez Alonzo had been ordered deported from the U.S. and a plane carrying him arrived Wednesday in Guatemala City, where authorities were waiting to take him into custody.

In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Lopez said he didn't kill anyone and fears he'll be tortured and killed in Guatemala.

He's one of four former soldiers suspected in the massacre in the village of Las Dos Erres who were arrested after coming to the U.S. years later. Two are in American prisons, and one was deported.

Lopez was arrested in 2010 and held as a witness in the prosecution of another ex-soldier.