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Marcos Rojo´s cousins killed by ex-policeman in Argentina

Two cousins of Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo were killed as they attempted a robbery on Sunday evening
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The scene of the crime in La Plata

Attempted robbery gone wrong

A retired policeman shot dead two of Marcos Rojo's cousins in an act of self-defence, as they attempted to rob him at a cash point in La Plata, Argentina.

According to Argentine newspaper Clarín, the incident took place at around 22:00 on Sunday evening.

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Marcos Rojo joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2014

Aníbal Díaz, a 50 year old ex-policeman, was approached by the two men as he left a cash machine in the San Carlos district of the coastal city. He opened fire at the robbers, Iván Rodrigo Barboza (26 years old) and Gerónimo Rojo (17 years old) as he sought to defend himself. Barboza died at the scene, while Rojo passed away in a local hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Rojo family have been on the wrong side of law before

In 2011, while Marcos Rojo was playing for hometown club Estudiantes La Plata, his brother and cousin were detained by police on suspicion of committing three robberies. 

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