Guatemala leader probes lawyer's death accusations

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.

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