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Autopsy Finds Former Spanish Banker Blesa Killed Himself

File photo: Miguel Blesa, former chairman of savings bank Caja Madrid, leaves the High Court in Madrid, Spain March 3, 2014. (Reuters/Sergio Perez/File photo)
File photo: Miguel Blesa, former chairman of savings bank Caja Madrid, leaves the High Court in Madrid, Spain March 3, 2014. (Reuters/Sergio Perez/File photo)

MADRID—Former Spanish banker Miguel Blesa, whose body was found on Wednesday with a shotgun wound to the chest, committed suicide, the regional government of Andalucia...




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