Ok, maybe not eternal. A Guatemalan court sentenced former special forces soldier Pedro Pimentel, 55, to 6,060 years in prison for his role in a 1982 massacre of 201 people. The Las Dos Erres massacre was carried out by a group of some 20 soldiers in December 1982.
Pimental was deported from the United States.
Civilians were blindfolded, strangled and bludgeoned villagers “and a newborn child to death with a sledgehammer.”
With that record, I wish Pimentel a long life. I recall a story of a judge who handed down a long sentence to a man who was already fairly old. The man complained “Judge, I can’t do that amount of time at my age.” The judge responded, “I understand. Just do as much as you can.”