A Brazilian police officer Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho has confessed he killed Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis after the envoy caught the cop having an affair with his 40-year-old wife Francoise.
Ambassador Amiridis went missing on Monday in Nova Iguacu, a city just north of Rio de Janeiro, where the ambassador had been vacationing, and his body is suspected to have been found in a burned-out car that he had rented on Dec. 21, but forensics experts are still working to confirm that it is him.
Police believe that the ambassador was killed by his wife’s lover under her orders in a house in the Rio area and have detained three suspects, in connection with the crime.
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The 29-year-old police officer had confessed to killing Amiridis, alleging self-defense.
According to police investigator Evaristo Pontes Magalhaes, Filho’s cousin, Eduardo de Melo, acknowledged taking part in the killing as a lookout.
“The cousin accused Francoise of offering him the equivalent of $25,000 to participate,” Magalhaes said.
Although, Francoise is denying her role in the crime but the police investigator said in a press conference late Friday that the “evidence clearly puts the ambassador’s wife as a co-author of the crime.”
Magalhaes said she started plotting with her lover to kill the ambassador after the couple had a serious fight three days before Christmas.
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