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Latino Daily News

Tuesday December 21, 2010

Brazilian Wedding Ends in Tragic Murder-Suicide

Brazilian authorities report that a bridegroom killed his new wife, his best man and then himself after telling guests he had a “surprise” for them.

The 29-year-old groom Rogerio Damascena gave no indication that anything was wrong at his wedding reception. The sales manager retrieved a gun he had hidden in his father’s pick-up truck and murdered his 25-year-old bride, Renata Alexandre Costa Coelho. He also killed his best man Marcelo Guimaraes at the wedding reception on Saturday before turning the gun on himself.

The brother of the bride was also injured but he was treated at the hospital and released.