Killers may have targeted wrong man

June 5, 2008 at 12:48 AM
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CARACAS, Venezuela, June 5 (UPI) -- Venezuelan police said Wednesday the killing of a newspaper executive this week might have been a case of mistaken identity.

Pierre Fould Gerge, the vice president of the business newspaper Reporte de la Economia, was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle. However, Gerges was driving a car that belonged to his brother, the newspaper's president, Tanous Gerges.

Police said Tanous Gerges had received death threats in recent days. His newspaper is well-known for exposing financial corruption cases in Venezuela.

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