(2003 file photo)
The Santiago Appeals Court Wednesday ruled 11 to 10 to strip the 89-year-old retired general of immunity. The case involves the 1975 killings of 119 dissidents whose bodies were found in neighboring Argentina.
Last month, a Chilean court lifted General Pinochet's immunity from prosecution in a tax evasion case stemming from his multi million-dollar bank accounts secretly held in the United States.
General Pinochet has suffered a number of strokes in recent years and has evaded prosecution because of his failing health.
More than 3,000 people died or disappeared during the general's 17-year rule.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.