March 10, 1998
Case: José Carlos Mesquita
Owner of TV Ouro Verde in Ouro Preto do Oeste, Rondônia.
At 7:00 p.m. he was leaving the TV station when he was approached by three men. They shot him in the head.
On September 26, 2003 Orico Rodrigues was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
Gerim Ferreira Lacerda, allegedly implicated, was himself murdered.
Other suspects have disappeared and witnesses are frightened to talk about the crime.