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Brazilian judge in 'fight against organized crime' murdered in front of her home

Felipe Dana / AP

The coffin with the remains of Judge Patricia Acioli is carried to her burial site in Niteroi, Brazil on August 12. The 47-year-old judge, who sent death-squad members to jail, was gunned down in front of her house late Thursday.

Felipe Dana / AP

A girl cries during the funeral of Judge Patricia Acioli in Niteroi, Brazil, on August 12. Gabriel Wedy, president of the Association of Federal Judges, said in a statement that Acioli was a "martyr in the fight against organized crime." Known as a hard-line judge, Acioli was one of 12 names on a list of people "marked for death" found with a recently arrested drug trafficking suspect, said Wedy.