Football: Teen confesses setting off flare that killed boy
SAO PAULO (AP) - A 17-year-old Corinthians supporter has confessed that he set off a flare that killed a 14-year-old Bolivian boy in a Copa Libertadores match last week.
The teenager, whose name was not disclosed, made the emotional confession to a Brazilian television channel late on Sunday, with his mother by his side. He was expected to turn himself in to local police later on Monday, according to his lawyer.
His confession came as 12 Corinthians fans remained in custody in Bolivia after being arrested following last Wednesday's match. The South American federation was also expected to rule on the team's appeal against the punishment of having to play its remaining home games in the tournament in an empty stadium.