Pakistan Busts Suspect in Daniel Pearl's Murder

Militant was 'privy to' kidnapping, beheading, officials say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2013 12:55 AM CDT
Daniel Pearl Murder Suspect Busted in Pakistan
This photo made available by the Wall Street Journal shows South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl.    (AP Photo/Wall Street Journal)

A suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been arrested in Pakistan. Officials say a paramilitary unit captured Qari Abdul Hayee in Karachi over the weekend, ABC reports. Hayee is not believed to have personally carried out the murder, but officials say he was "privy to the whole situation" and is believed to have been a high-ranking member of the Sunni militant group that seized Pearl while he was on his way to an interview. (More Pakistan stories.)

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