July 11, 2004
Case: Jorge Lourenço dos Santos
Owner and announcer of community radio Criativa FM in Santana do Ipanema, Alagoas.
At 7:25 p.m. as he left his home – where he also operated the radio – to park his car on the patio, he was attacked by a man who shot him four times.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
In October 2007 the official investigation had to be carried out again due to irregularities in the initial inquiries in which, for example, a hit man was accused of committing the murder while the journalist’s family insisted that he had not been involved.
The journalist’s wife claimed that she felt threatened.