The Question and Answer section for Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Vicario brothers kill Santiago.
Santiago's comprehension or lack thereof to his impending death.
So the murdered man's refusal to worry could have been suicide. Besides, when he finally learned at the last moment that
the Vicario brothers were waiting for him to kill him, his...
You are correct that a chronicle is a story. It is important, however, to remember that a chronicle is a true story containing actual fact and written in chronological order.