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Chronicle of a Death Foretold Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

People in town talked about Santiago's murder for years and tried to make sense of the coincidences and passions that precipitated it. Everyone thought about his or her own part in the crime, either by commission or omission. Those who tried to warn Santiago lived out their lives in grief, and some fell ill or died at the same time. Those who chose not to do or say anything rationalized that the defense of honor is a private matter.

The magistrate had come into town 12 days after the murder for a trial that lasted only three days. People flooded into town to testify, even though they had no direct import nor had they been called. As for Angela Vicario, she simply said that Santiago had been her perpetrator and testified the same in court. She gave no more information or details, and the women to whom she...

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