The Brazilian police detained Uwe Herbert, the German consul in Rio de Janeiro.

According to APA, the Spanish-language publication "Metropoles" reported on this.

According to the publication, the diplomat is found guilty of killing his wife, Belgian citizen Walter Henri Maximilian Biot.

When the body was discovered, the consul told the police that the cause of death was that the woman had taken a large dose of sleeping pills along with alcohol.

However, the medical expert found numerous signs of violence on the corpse.

On the day of the incident, the German diplomat called his secretary home.

The latter said in his testimony that he saw traces of blood in the apartment.