Salvador Cop, Gangsters Busted in Filmmaker's Murder

Alleged killers come from same gang Christian Poveda chronicled in film
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2009 5:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – El Salvador has arrested four gang members and a police officer for last week's murder of French photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, CNN reports. Another man who allegedly ordered the killing is already in prison, authorities say. The gangsters belong to the same Mara 18 gang that was the subject of Poveda's recently completed documentary, La Vida Loca. Poveda was found shot dead in gang-controlled territory near San Salvador.