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Serra slain in Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A rising star in Venezuela’s ruling socialist party was found stabbed to death in his home, and officials said today it was a carefully planned murder.

Twenty-seven-year-old legislator Robert Serra, a lawyer by training, was elected to Congress in 2010 as a member of the ruling party after gaining prominence organising young people to counter a wave of destabilising student protests in 2007.

Neighbours discovered his body and that of a woman, Maria Herrera, in his house in the working class La Pastora district of Caracas last night.

Mireya Midolo, who lives nearby, said her son had gone to check after seeing two large white motorcycles with their motors running in front of the house and the doors to the home open.

“There was no sound of the door being forced or cries or anything,” she said.

She added that she was surprised the bodyguards who often accompanied Serra were not present.

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said at a news conference that the attack was “an intentional homicide, planned and executed with great precision”. He did not give details about a possible motive.

 

 

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