September 11th, 2012
11:50 AM ET

Chilean court confirms Allende suicide

(CNN) - A Chilean court has settled the question of how then-President Salvador Allende died, confirming that the leader took his own life in 1973 amid a coup.

Questions over how Allende's life ended culminated in his body being exhumed last year for forensic tests.

An appeals court in Santiago on Monday upheld a judge's ruling that the evidence confirmed the accounts in history texts - that the leftist leader shot himself at the presidential palace as Gen. Augusto Pinochet's troops closed in.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. we used to raise chickens

    in a coup in Chile. Rhode Island Reds.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Farmer Brown

    Those are good chickens. Good laying hens.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Yes, but dead IS dead.

    September 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy© what would have happened if they found out otherwise?
      An "aHA" moment?
      Sometimes a cigar is really just a cigar...

      September 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |