Family Kills Man for Trying to Watch Soccer: Police

South African man beaten to death by wife, kids
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2010 2:10 PM CDT
Germany's Cacau, left, scores his side's fourth goal during the World Cup group D soccer match between Germany and Australia in Durban, South Africa, Sunday, June 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

(Newser) – A South African man was killed by his family for asking to watch soccer, the AP reports. David Makoeya, 61, was assaulted by his wife, 68, and two adult children over the remote control during Sunday's World Cup match between Germany and Australia. Makoeya's family wanted to watch a gospel program, a police spokesman said.

"It appears they banged his head against the wall. They phoned the police only after he was badly injured, but by the time the police arrived the man was already dead."

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