March 30, 2001
Case: Jorge Vieira da Costa
Announcer with RádioTropical in Teresina, Piauí.
He was shot on March 23, 2001 in Timon, Maranhão, dying on March 30.
Two men on a motorcycle were waiting near the home of his ex-wife when he arrived in his car. They fired four shots, three of which hit him. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and died seven days later.
On September 29, 2005 sentenced were Geraldo da Silva e Silva, to 19 years in prison; Raimundo Teles de Sousa Vidal, to 18 years, and João Matias Pinheiro, to six years.
Raimundo Teles de Sousa Vidal and João Matias Pinheiro as of January 2008 were awaiting ratification of the conviction in order to be sent to prison.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Geraldo da Silva e Silva
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
Another three persons, alleged to be the masterminds, managed to halt legal proceedings because of lack of evidence against them.