Man arrested for hiring gunman to kill daughter

August 13th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Sao Paulo (Brazil), Aug 13 (DPA) A businessman and his father have been arrested for hiring a policeman dressed as Santa Claus to kill the businessman’s illegitimate daughter in 2001, according to media reports. The two men, arrested Tuesday, have been accused of hiring a military police officer to kill the woman, who was apparently laying claim to the family’s inheritance.

Dressed as Santa Claus, the hired hit man shot at her three times while she was waiting in her car at a traffic light in southern Sao Paulo.

The woman (29), who survived, is now working as a publicist.

The ‘Santa Claus’ police officer was arrested and sentenced to 13 years and four months in jail in 2006.

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