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Japanese Astronomer Murdered In Chile
2012-05-14 04:47:03 (120 weeks ago)
Posted By: Intellpuke

A Japanese astronomer with an international project that seeks to explore the origins of stars was killed during a robbery outside his apartment building, police said Friday.

A suspect has been arrested and charged with the murder of Kochiro Morita, 57, who worked on the the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submilmeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in the Chilean Andes, said Victor Arriagada, a police official.

Morita was found unconscious last Monday by the concierge of the building where he lived in Santiago, and was later taken to a hospital where he died hours later, Arriagada said.

He said an investigation determined that he had been killed with a blow to the head during a robbery.

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Christopher Quijada, who had a criminal record, was charged with the crime Friday before a Chilean court, he said.

Morita was responsible for the installation of 16 antennas of the 66 that make up the giant array of radio telescopes in Atacama, a high desert in northern Chile. It is scheduled to be fully operational at the end of the year.

Intellpuke: You can read this Agence France-Press article, filed from Santiago, Chile, in context here: www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/japanese-astronomer-murdered-in-chile


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