Police look for slaying suspects
July 09, 2013 10:10 AM

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Police in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao are searching for two men suspected of taking part in the slaying and beheading of an amateur soccer referee who stabbed a player to death during a match.

Officer Valter Costa said that one suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the June 30 slaying of 20-year-old referee Otavio Jordao da Silva in the town of Centro do Meio.

• MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid reached a deal with Barcelona to sign Spain striker David Villa.

Barcelona said on its website that the deal is worth up to $6.6 million, with $2.7 million due this season.

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