The case of two Colombian Roman Catholic priests who were murdered last year took a twist Tuesday, when it became known that investigators believe they planned their own deaths and hired hitmen to kill them.

Rafael Reatiga and Richard Piffano, both of them priests, were found dead inside a car on January 27, 2011. The authorities immediately suspected a robbery, since the two men had drawn a large amount of money from the bank a day earlier and the cash was never found.

Investigators tracked down calls made by the two priests in the hours before they were shot. They came to a gang of hitmen and arrested two of its members.

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