August 29, 1995
Case: Reinaldo Coutinho da Silva
Editor and publisher of the newspaper Cachoeiras Jornal in Cachoeiras de Macacu, Rio de Janeiro, and a stringer for the newspaper Nosso Jornal in São Gonçalo.
He was driving his car along a road around 7:30 a.m. when as he stopped at a traffic light a man shot at him 14 times from another vehicle.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
Serafim Gomes, Regério Mesquita, Fábio Barroso and José da Silva Filho were investigated, but their participation in the crime could not be proved and they were never charged.
A special investigative group was set up to work with the Niteroi district attorney. The dismissal, however, of two members of the team delayed the process that promised to provide leads to identify two suspects.