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Brazilian judge jailed for murder
A Brazilian judge has been jailed for 15 years for killing a supermarket security guard in the north-eastern town of Sobral in February.

The court heard that Pedro Percy Barbosa de Araujo had shot the guard after he did not let him into the shop, saying it had closed for the night.

Closed circuit television showed the judge shooting Jose Renato Coelho Rodrigues in the back of the neck.

The defence had argued that the judge was suffering from mental problems.


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