The Supreme Court of Chile has rejected an appeal by former dictator Augusto Pinochet to avoid being tried for reasons of health and old age, the BBC reports. His case will now be returned to investigative judge Juan Guzmán, who originally found him competent to stand trial.
According to the BBC article, "Lawyers for Gen Pinochet say the legal process could kill him." Naturally we are quite concerned for his welfare, as we are for the welfare of all unrepentant mass murderers. Best to have him where his condition can be monitored constantly.