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Former members of Chilean military charged in 1986 burning death of US resident

Former Chilean military officer Julio Castaner lies on the ground as protesters kick and insult him, as he tries to catch a flight at the airport in Punta Arenas, Chile, Thursday, July 23, 2015, on his way to face a judge in Santiago. On Friday, the judge charged Castaner and six other former members of the military in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident Rodrigo Rojas, who was killed in a 1986 protest against the military dictatorship then in power. They were also charged with the attempted homicide of 18-year-old Carmen Quintana. Former solider Fernando Guzman testified that Castaner ordered a soldier to douse Rojas and Quintana in gasoline, spraying the woman from head to toe and the man on his back. (Andres Poblete, Agencia Uno via AP) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE

Former Chilean military officer Julio Castaner lies on the ground as protesters kick and insult him, as he tries to catch a flight at the airport in Punta Arenas, Chile, Thursday, July 23, 2015, on his way to face a judge in Santiago. On Friday, the judge charged Castaner and six other former members of the military in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident Rodrigo Rojas, who was killed in a 1986 protest against the military dictatorship then in power. They were also charged with the attempted homicide of 18-year-old Carmen Quintana. Former solider Fernando Guzman testified that Castaner ordered a soldier to douse Rojas and Quintana in gasoline, spraying the woman from head to toe and the man on his back. (Andres Poblete, Agencia Uno via AP) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE  (The Associated Press)

A Chilean judge has charged seven former members of the military in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident who was killed in a 1986 protest against the military dictatorship.

Judge Mario Carroza charged six former officers on Friday with premeditated killing in the burning death of Rodrigo Rojas. They were also charged with the attempted homicide of 18-year-old Carmen Quintana. Another former soldier was charged with being an accomplice to the crime.

Soldiers doused Rojas and Quintana with gasoline and set them ablaze during a street demonstration on July 2, 1986.

Rojas died four days later. He was a Chilean-born photographer visiting from the United States, where he lived with his mother in exile.

Quintana survived and underwent lengthy recovery treatment for severe burns at a Canadian hospital.