Argentina Gov. Shot Dead, Cops Quiz Widow

Official calls it 'domestic accident'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2012 3:06 AM CST
Updated Jan 2, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Argentina Gov. Shot Dead, Cops Quiz Widow
Susana Soria is followed by her husband Carlos Soria, governor of Rio Negro. Susana is being questioned after Soria, 62, who had just taken office on Dec. 9, was shot to death yesterday.   (AP Photo/Diario Rio Negro)

An Argentina governor was shot dead in the face, and police are questioning his widow. One government official referred to the death as a "domestic accident." Carlos Soria, 62, has just taken office as governor of Rio Negro, a life-long dream, 21 days ago, reports Reuters. He was a member of Argentina's governing Peronist party, and had been elected by a wide margin, notes the BBC. Emergency workers called to the house found him bleeding in bed and rushed him to a local hospital, where he was declared dead a short time later. (More Argentina stories.)

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