Former Olympic wrestler killed in Dominican Republic

August 12th, 2008 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS  


Santo Domingo, Aug 12 (IANS) A former Olympic wrestler of the Dominican Republic has been shot dead by robbers here, Spain’s EFE news agency reported. The incident took place in the Villa Juana neighbourhood Monday. Wilson Santiago Rojas was fatally injured when he went to the aid of a cousin who was attacked by robbers, the police said Monday.

Authorities have yet to make any arrests in the case, which is being investigated.

Rojas, a Dominican army officer, is survived by his wife and seven children, including a five-day-old baby.

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