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Brazil: Greek Ambassador Killed By Police Officer

A Rio de Janeiro policeman, 29 year old Officer Sergio Moreira , confessed to murdering Greece’s ambassador,Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, to Brazil. Investigators on Friday called it a “cowardly act”. It is alleged that officer Moreira carried out the act at the direction of the diplomat’s Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved.
Officer Moreira killed the ambassador late Monday night in the Rio de Janeiro home the Amiridises owned in Nova Iguaçu

Mr Amiridis had been missing since Monday night. His body was found in a burnt-out car on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Mr Amiridis’s Brazilian wife and the mother of their 10-year-old daughter, reported him missing on Wednesday.

Mr Amiridis’ wife and Officer Moreira are both in custody. Police have also detained a cousin of the officer, who Magalhaes said acted as a lookout while the crime was committed and helped carry the body from the house with the promise that he would be paid 80,000 reais ($25,000).

Investigator Evaristo Magalhaes alleges that Mrs Mr Amiridis and Officer Moreira had arranged the murder a few days in advance.

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