Argentine prosecutor says colleague’s death was murder

BUENOS AIRES — An Argentine prosecutor formally declared for the first time that the man probing the country’s biggest terror attack was murdered rather than possibly committing suicide, a member of his team said Wednesday.

The opinion presented to a judge by Eduardo Taiano reignites a case that shook Argentine politics with suspicions of high-level homicide in the 2015 death of crusading prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Judge Julian Ercolini will decide whether to declare the case a murder investigation.


Nisman’s death came four days after he formally accused then-president Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iranian officials’ role in a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center.

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Fernandez has always insisted she had nothing to do with a coverup or with Nisman’s death.

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