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Dead Argentinian Prosecutor's Ex-Wife Got A Magazine With A Bullet Hole Drawn On His Photo

Sandra Arroyo Salgado testified Friday that the magazine featured a cover photo of her husband with a simulated bullet hole on his head. Two days later, Nisman died of a gunshot wound -- to his head.

Posted on February 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. ET


Sandra Arroyo Salgado leaves the prosecutor’s office on Jan. 23.

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Alberto Nisman

In yet another twist to the mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman, his ex-wife testified Friday that she received a magazine cover of Nisman's photo with a black hole drawn on his head, like a bullet hole, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Two days after getting the apparent threat, Nisman, who was set to reveal details about his years-long investigation into a 1994 terror attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, was found dead in his bathroom with a gunshot wound to his head.

The testimony of Nisman's ex-wife, federal judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, was produced in relation to a previous investigation of emails sent to Nisman threatening him, his former wife and his two young daughters, Argentinian news website, Infobae reported.

The prosecutor received email threats in August 2012 and February 2013 for his alleged ties to Antonio "Jaime" Stiuso, a former member of the country's intelligence agency – called SIDE – and for his alleged links to Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, among others, Infobae reported.

News of Arroyo Salgado's testimony was reported a day after investigators looking into Nisman's death found a draft of an arrest warrant for Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and other officials in the trash can at Nisman's home.

Investigators initially said his death was a suicide, a narrative which was later reversed by President Fernandez who described it as "the suicide that (I am convinced) was no suicide."

Arroyo Salgado testified that she received a copy of the Noticias magazine with Nisman on the cover. His photo had a "black hole" on the forehead that simulated a gun shot.

From the Buenos Aires Herald:

She added that one of her daughters also took notice of this and that she explained to her that it could be an intentional use of the image to infer "something like the prosecutor that is in the government's sight" following the complaint he had filed against president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and other officials.

Arroyo Salgado explained the judge that she "did not give much importance to the matter" until his ex husband was found dead two days later.

Arroyo Salgado, who is a plaintiff in the investigation into Nisman's death, has appointed two experts to aid the prosecutor's probe, the Buenos Aires Herald reported.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.