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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Soccer: Mexico bar staff charged in soccer star shooting

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Mexico City prosecutors have charged six employees of a bar with covering for the suspect in the shooting of Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabanas.

The employees were already under custody for investigation in the case. Another employee faces attempted-homicide charges.
The waiters and other staff allegedly either helped the suspect escape, covered up evidence or failed to provide information on the crime.
Neither they nor their lawyers were available for comment Wednesday.
Cabanas is recovering after being shot in the head on Jan. 25. The man suspected of shooting him remains at large.
Cabanas plays for Mexico’s club America and had been expected to lead Paraguay’s national team at the World Cup in South Africa.