Chile approves extradition request of ex-US officer in 2 killings, including journalist

A lawyer says Chile's Supreme Court has approved an extradition request for a former U.S. military officer wanted in the 1973 killings of two Americans, including one whose disappearance was the focus of the movie "Missing."

Former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis was charged in the deaths of journalist Charles Horman and student Frank Teruggi, who were killed during the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Attorney Sergio Corvalan, who represents Horman's widow, tells The Associated Press that the Supreme Court approved by a 4-1 vote judge Jorge Zepeda's request to seek Davis' extradition to face trial in Chile.

Davis commanded the U.S. military mission in Chile at the time of the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that ousted President Salvador Allende.