German violinist sees her stepfather murdered in Rio

A violinist and PhD student from Weimar is in mourning for her stepfather who flew out to see her lead a samba school in the Rio de Janeiro carnival. A street gang attacked him for his valuables as the parade went by. When the tourist fought back, he was stabbed to death.

The unfortunate man was a professional specialist in conflict resolution.

Rio is notorious for violent street crime. The privacy of the victim and his family are being protected.

Story here and here.

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