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Greek envoy’s wife arrested for ordering murder

Greek envoy’s wife arrested for ordering murder
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They confessed to the murder and were arrested as well.Investigators said Melo confessed that the ambassador-'s wife had offered 80,000 reais...

Rio de Janeiro (IANS): Greek ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis' wife, Francoise Amiridis, was arrested for ordering the envoy's death, Brazilian police has said.Francoise had the help of local policeman Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho, her lover, and his cousin Eduardo de Melo, Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying on Friday.

They confessed to the murder and were arrested as well.Investigators said Melo confessed that the ambassador's wife had offered 80,000 reais ($24,400) for his help in the crime.However, Filho denied Francoise's participation in the crime. Francoise also denied her participation in the murder, but police confirmed her involvement.

The ambassador was last seen alive on Monday, but his wife only reported his disappearance on Wednesday. On Thursday, Amiridis' rented car was found burnt, with a corpse inside.Police here on Friday said the burnt body was of Amiridis.

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