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Honduran slain for his laptop

Posted on Nov 09, 12:07PM | IANS

An aspiring journalist was killed here Thursday when he resisted assailants who wanted to take his laptop computer, Honduran police said.

Angel Edgardo Lopez, 35, was slain in the downtown Tegucigalpa neighbourhood of La Hoya.

The assailants were apparently riding motorcycles, a police officer told reporters.

Lopez, a journalism student, was a member of the Honduras Biblical Society and worked for several years at Estereo Luz radio in Tegucigalpa.

Honduras's 2011 homicide rate of 92 murders per 100,000 people was one of the highest in the world, a recent UN report said.

About 18 violent deaths occur in the Central American country daily, according to figures compiled by the National Police and human rights groups.