Argentine Cabinet Chief: Detain Slain Prosecutor Nisman's Mother

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Sara Garfunkel, mother of slain prosecutor Alberto Nisman, leaves the prosecutor's office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 10, 2015.Credit: AP

The Argentine president's Cabinet chief said Thursday that the mother of a high-profile prosecutor who was found dead nearly three months ago should be detained for questioning.

The comment by Cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez came two days after Alberto Nisman's mother disclosed she had found a pistol belonging to Nisman in a storage room.

Sara Garfunkel told investigators about the weapon Tuesday. The lead investigator in the case has said the finding is insignificant because it wasn't the gun that killed Nisman.

Nisman was found dead in his bathroom Jan. 18, a few days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of helping Iranian officials cover up their alleged role in the bombing of a Jewish community center.

A judge threw out the allegations but Fernandez has struggled to manage fallout from Nisman's death.

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