June 2, 2002
Case: Tim Lopes
Reporter and network producer for TV Globo, Rio de Janeiro.
He was kidnapped, brutally beaten and tortured. His body was dismembered and burned in a Río de Janeiro shantytown where he had been investigating complaints of sexual exploitation and links between drug trafficking and youth dances.
On May 25, 2005 Elias Pereira da Silva (The Crazy Man) was sentenced to 28 years and 6 months in prison.
On June 16, 2005 Cláudio Orlando do Nascimento (Ratinho) was sentenced to 23 years and 6 months in prison.
On August 20, 2005 Reinaldo Amaral de Jesus, Fernando Sátyro da Silva and Elizeu Felício de Souza were sentenced to 23 years and 6 months in prison.
On October 1, 2005 Claudino dos Santos Coelho (Xuxa) was sentenced to 23 years and 6 months in prison.
On October 20, 2005 Ângelo Ferreira da Silva (Primo) was sentenced to 9 years and 4 months in prison.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Elias Pereira da Silva, Cláudio Orlando do Nascimento, Reinaldo Amaral de Jesus, Fernando Sátyro da Silva, Claudino dos Santos Coelho and Ângelo Ferreira da Silva.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
En diciembre de 2008, Claudino dos Santos Coelho, o Xuxa, e Cláudio Orlando do Nascimento, o Ratinho, obtuvieron beneficio de régimen semi-abierto.
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
Elizeu Felício de Souza absconded in July 2007.