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Slain U.S. Executive's Wife Dies in Rio of Wounds

The wife of a slain U.S. executive — whose murder has puzzled police — died on Thursday from wounds sustained during Sunday’s attack on the couple in their home, doctors said. Michelle Staheli, 34, a U.S. citizen, had been in a coma since the mysterious attack inside a guarded, posh condominium, possibly with an ax. Police have ruled out robbery, which has made the case stand out from Rio’s more commonplace violence of shootings during street robberies. It is rare for foreigners in Brazil to fall victim to violent crime within the confines of high-security condominiums. A judge ruled on Wednesday the two oldest children of the executive, aged 10 and 13, must make formal statements to police on Friday before they can leave Brazil. Full Story

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