Argentina Gov. Shot Dead, Cops Quiz Widow
Official calls it 'domestic accident'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2012 3:06 AM CST
Updated Jan 2, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Susana Soria is followed by her husband Carlos Soria, governor of Rio Negro. Susana is being questioned after Soria, 62, who had just taken office on Dec. 9, was shot to death yesterday.   (AP Photo/Diario Rio Negro)

(Newser) – An Argentina governor was shot dead in the face, and police are questioning his widow. One government official referred to the death as a "domestic accident." Carlos Soria, 62, has just taken office as governor of Rio Negro, a life-long dream, 21 days ago, reports Reuters. He was a member of Argentina's governing Peronist party, and had been elected by a wide margin, notes the BBC. Emergency workers called to the house found him bleeding in bed and rushed him to a local hospital, where he was declared dead a short time later.

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Jan 2, 2012 12:31 PM CST
An Argentina governor was shot dead in the face That is just really poor writing.
Jan 2, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Anyone know where Mark Sanford was when the shooting occured?
Jan 2, 2012 8:26 AM CST
Who writes these things? Are illiterates who never passed a high school English course just hired off the street to write news stories? "An Argentina governor was shot dead in the face"... good grief. May I suggest "An Argentine governor has died after being shot in the face." or perhaps "An Argentine governor was killed" with details in subsequent sentences.