Thursday 18 January 2018

Six members of one family found shot dead by house maid

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TRAVEL CITYSCAPE)
Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TRAVEL CITYSCAPE)

Press Association

Six members of one family have been found shot dead in a house in southern Brazil, police said.

Officers said the bodies were found by the maid when she arrived for work at the property in Cordilheira Alta, a small farm town in Santa Catarina state.

Police said they suspect that Alcir Pederssetti committed suicide after killing his wife Monica, their 16-year-old daughter Lana, his in-laws Antonio and Luiza Moresco, and his sister-in-law Lucimar.

They added that the killings may have been motivated by Mr Pederssetti's anger over his wife's request for a divorce.

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