Uruguayan coach’s wife hit with corrosive liquid
Police in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo say the wife of
national soccer coach Oscar Tabarez was attacked with a corrosive
liquid that burned her face and arms.
Police spokesman Jose Luis Roldan says authorities have not
uncovered any clear motive or detained any suspects in the attack
Saturday on 61-year-old Silvia Martinez, whose condition was
Police said earlier that Martinez was attacked by two men who
threw the liquid at her as they passed by on a motorcycle.
Several days ago, authorities released a former female employee
of Tabarez who was arrested in December for allegedly swindling
$500,000 from the coach. The employee’s lawyer was quoted by a
local newspaper as saying she had nothing to do with Saturday’s