It appears as if we have another Oscar Pistorius on our hands.
The former Flamengo goalkeeper, Bruno Fernandes de Souza was just convicted for the murder of his model ex-girlfriend, Eliza Samudio, and was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Brazil.
Bruno killed Eliza, but the body was never found because she was dismembered and parts of her carcass was fed to dogs.
The footballer was also convicted for holding their son hostage and for forcing Samudio to end her pregnancy, in which he was already serving four years and six months for that incident.
After Souza was convicted, judge Marixa Fabiane Lopes Rodrigues said:
"These crimes received a lot of attention not only because one of the defendants was a famous football player, but also because of the plot that they involved, and because of the mystery of where the victim's remains were hidden."
Bruno had blamed a friend for the murder of his 25-year-old ex girlfriend, and admitted that he knew about her death, but kept quiet about ordering her to be killed. However, he did say he felt guilty that she's no longer with us and claimed to have benefitted from it.
Souza's accomplices killed the model after telling her to make a trip from Rio de Janeiro to a ranch in the state of Minas Geraus because they promised to give her an apartment.
However, even though Bruno was found guilty, his ex-wife, Dayanne Rodrigues was let go because the jury said she "acted under pressure" even though she knew she may have known about the kidnapping.
Because Brazilian law states that no one can be in prison for over 30 years in Brazil, Bruno's sentence was reduced after he told the truth.
Eliza's mother, nevertheless, thinks that the jury "made it easy on him."
[Image via Marcelo Albert, TJMG, Justice Tribunal of Minas Gerais/AP Images.]
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