Spaniard jailed in Cuba will return home to serve rest of 4-year sentence

The Associated Press

MADRID - The Spanish government says a Spaniard sentenced in Cuba to prison in the death of a prominent dissident will fly back to Spain to serve the rest of his four-year term.

Angel Carromero Barrios, a Spanish regional political youth leader, was driving a car July 22 that lost control and crashed, killing Oswaldo Paya, a passenger. Paya was a well-known opponent of the Cuban government.

A court had sentenced Carromero to jail in October for the equivalent of vehicular manslaughter. Carromero later asked to be able to serve his sentence in Spain.

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Friday that Carromero would be returning to Spain, but did not give an exact date.