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Journalist's murder not work related

(ABAJI/IFEX) - Police have confirmed that the murder of journalist Auro Ida, who was shot to death on 21 July 2011, was not related to his professional activity. According to the investigation, it was a "crime of passion".

Ida was dating Bianca Nayara when her ex-husband decided to hire a gunman to shoot him. Rubens Alves de Lima paid R$2,000 (approx. US$1,150) to have the journalist killed. Both the gunman and the man who contacted him about the assassination plan are under arrest. Alves de Lima, who planned the homicide, has not yet been found.

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