Sister Dorothy Stang’s killer rearrested, linked to three murders

SAO PAULO (CNS) — Rayfran das Neves Sales, the convicted killer of U.S. Sister Dorothy Stang, was arrested Sept. 19. He was accused of being involved in the murders of three people in the northern state of Para. Sales served a little less than eight years of a 27-year sentence for shooting Sister Dorothy, a member of the Notre Dame de Namur Sisters who had U.S. and Brazilian citizenship. Sales had been under house arrest since June 2013 due to good behavior in prison. Sister Dorothy, 73, at the time of her death in 2005, was born in Dayton, Ohio. She had lived in the Amazon region for nearly four decades, working closely with the Brazilian bishops’ Pastoral Land Commission in favor of land rights for the poor and for sustainable development in the region.