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Aristeu Guida da Silva
Mayo 12, 1995

Case: Aristeu Guida da Silva

Owner and journalist of Gazeta de São Fidélis, São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro.



Circumstances:   (+)

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.

Sentences:   (+)

2002:
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:   (+)


Prisoners sentenced:   (+)

Vladimir Raienieri Pereira Sobrosa

Released / Sentence commuted:   (+)


Jailed awaiting trial:   (+)


Suspects not charged:   (+)


Fugitives:   (+)

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.

Notes:   (+)

On September 23, 1999 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR. Case No. 12.213.


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