Mayo 12, 1995
Case: Aristeu Guida da Silva
Owner and journalist of Gazeta de São Fidélis, São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro.
It was 8:00 p.m. as he was talking in the street with a friend when a hooded man approached him from behind and shot him in the back. Another two masked men on a motorcycle gave him the coup de grace.
In April 2002 Vladimir Raienieri Pereira Sobrosa was sentenced as the perpetrator to 28 years in prison. However, on March 20, 2007, after being put on trial for a second time, his sentence was reduced to 21 years on a charge of aggravated homicide. That trial was later annulled. The defense held that a key witness was not heard and a new date should be set.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Vladimir Raienieri Pereira Sobrosa
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
As of January 2008 Carlos Marqués de Pinho and Isael Dos Santos Rosa, charged with the crime, were at large. There was an arrest warrant out for them.
On September 23, 1999 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR. Case No. 12.213.