Bolivia frees seven Brazilian soccer fans, holds five over boy’s death (Reuters)

La PAZ (Reuters) – A Bolivian judge has freed seven of the 12 Brazilian soccer fans held since February as part of an investigation into the death of a Bolivian boy from a flare allegedly launched by supporters of Brazil’s Corinthians soccer club. Five of the Brazilians remains in custody and will be tried over the death of the 14-year-old boy during a South American Libertadores Cup match in February. He was hit in the eye and died almost instantly according to the doctor who attended to him. A dozen Corinthians supporters were initially arrested and a criminal investigation was opened. …

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