Montano, 77, was accused of "terrorism" before the justice system for being responsible for planning and ordering the killings of the Jesuits during El Salvador's civil war.
He was the only Salvadoran officer judged for the five crimes, for which he must serve compulsorily 30 years in prison, out of the 133 years he was sentenced to.
Among the murdered were the Central American University (UCA) rector Ignacio Ellacuria, and the priests Segundo Montes, Ignacio Martin-Baro, Armando Lopez, and Juan Moreno.
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