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By Bárbara Rodrigues
Judge Nilcimar Rodrigues de Araújo, from the 5th Court of Picos, in a decision on October 30th, sentenced him to 25 years in prison, Edinaldo Martins da Silva, for the murder of Juciê Moura Santosaged 18, who was the cousin of deputies Jetan Pinheiro and Ferdinando Martins, in a crime that occurred 20 years ago.
According to the complaint presented by the Public Ministry, the crime occurred on October 19, 2003 when Edinaldo Martins was on a vaquejada, in the city of Wall Ferraz, drinking alcoholic drinks together with his colleagues when he got up and went to a bar to drink beer.
On the way Edinaldo ended up meeting Juciê. The two men had a disagreement, and the accused, who had a gun, fired shots at the victim, who was hit with three shots, did not resist and died.
The case was taken to the Popular Jury Court, where the accused claimed that he acted in self-defense, as he had been threatened by the victim. The members of the Jury recognized that the crime occurred for a base reason and that Edinaldo Martins acted out of revenge.
In the decision, judge Nilcimar Rodrigues stated that the crime generated several consequences.
“The family was left completely disrupted by the victim’s death, suffering severe emotional and psychological damage. The victim, an 18-year-old high school student, helped her father work on the farm, responsible for taking her sister to school, having her dreams prematurely interrupted. Finally, regarding the victim’s behavior, it has not been proven that she contributed significantly to the commission of the crime,” she stated.
Edinaldo Martins da Silva was sentenced to 25 years, eight months and three days in prisonin a closed regime and will not be able to respond in freedom, with prison being maintained.
“Procedural custody must be maintained, since there has been no change in the factual situation since the execution of the arrest warrant. He was on the run for more than 18 years, demonstrating that if released, he will frustrate the application of criminal law. Therefore, on grounds in article 387, sole paragraph, of the Code of Criminal Procedure, I deny the sentenced person the right to appeal freely, since the reasons that gave rise to his arrest persist, now reinforced with the conviction and the quantum of the sentence”, he said. the judge in the decision.