Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife’s policeman lover
31 December 2016 | 10:05 am
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.
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