October 9, 1997
Case: Ronaldo Santana de Araújo
Announcer with Radio Jornal de Eunópolis, Eunópolis, Bahía.
Around 6:40 a.m. Ronaldo Santana de Araújo and his son, Márcio Alan, were walking towards Radio Jornal when they were approached by a man who fired four shots at Ronaldo.
On November 22, 2002 Paulo Sérgio Mendes Lima was sentenced to 19 years and 6 months in prison.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Paulo Sérgio Mendes Lima
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
The Judiciary agreed for Eunópolis Mayor Paulo Ernesto Ribeiro da Silva (or Paulo Dapé) and his colleagues María José Ferreira Souza (María Sindoiá), Waldermir Batista de Oliveira (Dudú) and Antônio Oliveira Santos (Toninho da Caixa), accused of killing the journalist, to be sent to trial. They appealed the decision.
During the trial Paulo Mendes Lima testified that he had been hired by former mayor Paulo Ernesto Ribeiro da Silva.
On May 19, 2000 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR. Case No. 12,309.