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Chronicle of a Death Foretold Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

Immediately after committing the murder, the Vicario twins surrendered to Father Amador, the parish priest. They were exhausted and covered in blood and sweat, but he remembers thinking that their surrender was an act of great dignity. Their lawyer called their act legitimate in the defense of honor, yet they spent three years in jail before their trial, because they couldn't afford bail.

Almost everyone in the town knew of Santiago's imminent death, but no one took it seriously. There were all kinds of warnings, even from the boys themselves. They went to the meat market to sharpen their knives and talked openly about their plans. A police officer questioned them but didn't do anything. The mayor finally came to talk to them and took away their knives, but they simply produced different knives and returned again to the butcher shop to sharpen those. The milk shopkeeper...

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