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Paraguay’s top prosecutor killed on honeymoon on Colombian beach

Shooting of Marcelo Pecci in front of his wife decried by Paraguayan president as ‘cowardly murder’

Paraguay’s prosecutor of organised crime and drug-trafficking cases, Marcelo Pecci, has been killed by gunmen on a Colombian beach as he honeymooned with his new wife, who said the attackers came on a jetski or small boat.

The hotel where the couple were staying said the attackers arrived on a jetski and shot Pecci while the couple were on the beach. Aguilera, who was not hurt in the attack, said one of them got off and “without saying a word shot Marcelo twice, once in the face and once in the back”.

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