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2012-May-09, 12:53 AM
Since this is an astronomy site, it's probably worth mentioning that a Japanese astronomer (Koichiro Morita from the National Astronomical Observatory) was apparently murdered in Chile (he was working with the ALMA telescope there). I'm not sure but I think the police there think it was a robbery. Here's a story. (http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120508p2g00m0dm129000c.html)
2012-May-10, 01:38 AM
These scenarios are cool in mystery stories, but sad to read about in real life.
2012-May-10, 12:10 PM
2012-May-11, 09:13 PM
I wonder how long it will be before folks hook this up to a conspiracy.
2012-May-12, 01:34 PM
It was a robbery, apparently. BBC News: Chile charges suspect with Japanese astronomer murder (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18043856)
Christopher Quijada, 25, is accused of killing [Japanese astronomer Koichiro Morita] during a street robbery in the early hours of the morning.
The authorities say Mr Quijada has confessed to tripping him over as he tried to escape being robbed, causing him to hit his head on the pavement, but denies murder.
2012-May-12, 09:34 PM
Very sad news to hear but I am glad they caught the perp.
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