Guatemala leader probes lawyer’s death accusations

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president says the government is investigating people who accused him of killing a prominent lawyer now that a U.N. commission says the attorney may have plotted his own death.

President Alvaro Colom says the probe will not turn into “a witch hunt.”

Colom spoke Wednesday, a day after U.N. investigators said attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg may have hired a hit man to orchestrate his own killing.

Rosenberg left a posthumous video in which he says, “If you are watching this … I was assassinated by President Alvaro Colom.”

Colom said “there is a team investigating … the videos, the press reports.”

Investigators say Rosenberg may have been motivated by personal problems. His death sparked protests against Colom.