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Judge shot dead in Guatemala

Posted by on February 16, 2011 0 Comment

Guatemala City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) A civil court judge was shot dead by unidentified assailants in northern Guatemala, officials said.

Judge Eddy Caceres Rodriguez was Tuesday shot at least four times, including twice in the head. He died at a hospital in Peten province, police said.

The 48-year-old judge was attacked near his residence in El Porvenir area in San Benito city. Three unidentified men shot at him from a vehicle, a National Civilian Police spokesman said, citing eyewitnesses.

The motive for the attack was not known.

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