UN: Guatemala atty plotted own death to frame prez

January 12, 2010 12:11:34 PM PST
U.N. investigators say a Guatemalan lawyer who appeared in a posthumous video accusing the country's president of his murder actually contracted the hit men who killed him. Attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg made a video before he was slain charging that Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom would be involved if he were killed.

U.N. investigator Carlos Castresana says Rosenberg asked cousins of his first wife to help him contact a hit man. Castresana is head of a special investigation group that was invited by the government to probe the May 10 murder.

Castresana says evidence shows Rosenberg bought two cell phones: one to communicate with his killers, another to leave himself threatening messages.