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Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife's policeman lover

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:56

A Rio de Janeiro policeman confesses to murdering Greece's ambassador to Brazil in what investigators call a ''cowardly act'' carried out at the direction of the diplomat's Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved. Mana Rabiee reports.

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+++ RESENDING SCRIPT WITH INTRO +++ Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis' wife being taken into police custody for questioning. Rio investigators saying -- her policeman lover murdered the ambassador under her direction. On Thursday, investigators found a burned corpse in the car the married couple had rented, under a highway overpass near where they were staying. On Friday, 29-year-old Officer Sergio Moreira confessed to police he killed the ambassador on Monday. Investigator say the lovers arranged the murder a few days before the killing. They say Amiridis was likely stabbed to death and that blood was found on a couch inside the ambassador's home. Both the wife and lover are in custody, with police also detaining a cousin of the officer, who police say acted as a lookout during the murder and helped carry away the body.

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Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife's policeman lover

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:56