Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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After murdering Santiago, the Vicario twins head to their church, where they confess their crime. Pablo tells Father Amador they killed Santiago defending their family’s honor. Pablo and Pedro would spend three years in jail awaiting trial. Prisoners said the twins were never remorseful of their crime. The twins’ statement in court was murder in defense of honor. According to the narrator, as soon as Angela told her brothers about Santiago, the men had gone to the pigsty behind their house, grabbed their two best knives, and went to sharpen them. While the brothers sharpened their knives at the meat market, at least 22 people had overheard them speaking of their plans to murder Santiago and they all agreed the brothers spoke of their plan aloud so someone would hear and perhaps warn Santiago. But no one paid attention. The men were so well known for being good...

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