Police look for slaying suspects
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.
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