July 15, 1989
Case: Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães
Gossip columnist and editor of Jornal da Cidade Vitória, Espírito Santo.
She was arriving by car with her daughter at a gym around 7:00 a.m. when a man put a gun to her neck, but it misfired. She ran and jumped on a bus, as did one of the assailants, who shot her there.
On September 5, 2006 José Alayr Andreatta was sentenced to 13 years in prison as the mastermind of the crime.
On the same date Marcos Egydio Costa was sentenced to 9 years and 4 months in prison. He was the airline pilot who helped the murderers escape.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
In December 2006 César Narciso da Silva, a police officer, was acquitted after being put on trial.
José Alayr Andreatta
Marcos Egydio Costa
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
José Sasso, another of the accused and sent to prison for the murder of the journalist, died in prison in 1992 - he was poisoned.
Suspects not charged: (+)
The trial of Charles Roberto Lisboa, scheduled for December 2006, did not take place due to the alleged mental incapacity of the accused. He was sent to a mental home.