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José Wellington Fernandes
March 13, 2000

Case: José Wellington Fernandes

Host of the radio program "Cheiro de Mato" in Canindé de São Francisco, Sergipe.



Circumstances:   (+)

He was murdered around 3:30 a.m. as he was returning home from a party.

Sentences:   (+)

2003:
On March 12, 2003 José Ferreira de Melo (Zé de Adolfo) was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

In March 2003
R.L.S. (Nininho), a minor (aged 17), was sentenced to prison until reaching majority.

2007:
On February 14, 2007 Genivaldo Galindo da Silva was sentenced as mastermind to 19 years and 10 months in prison.

Sentences reversed and acquittals:   (+)


Prisoners sentenced:   (+)

José Ferreira de Melo

Released / Sentence commuted:   (+)

R.L.S. (Nininho), aged 17, remained in prison for three years, until he was 21.

Genivaldo Galindo da Silva is appealing sentence while free.

Jailed awaiting trial:   (+)

In November 2007 gunman Antônio Madeiros (Alemão), in jail for other offenses, declared that he had participated in Wellington’s murder and in that of a congressman. The authorities said they would hear his statement.

Suspects not charged:   (+)


Fugitives:   (+)


Notes:   (+)



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