Genivaldo Case: Expertise Confirms Asphyxia as Cause of Death | F5 News

Genivaldo Case: Expertise Confirms Asphyxia as Cause of Death | F5 News
Genivaldo Case: Expertise Confirms Asphyxia as Cause of Death | F5 News

The expert reports on the death of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, who died at the age of 38 last May, during a disastrous approach by the Federal Highway Police (PRF), in the city of Umbaúba, have been completed. Genivaldo died after an “intense inflammatory reaction in the airways”, says the document released this Friday (02).

“Some toxicology tests and analyzes are faster, because they are simpler, others take longer, because they need a specific technique or methodologies. The analyzes that should be carried out were completed on Sunday (27/08) and, from there, the expert report was sent to the requesting authority”, said criminal expert Ricardo Leal, from the Institute of Forensic Analysis and Research (IAPF).

The IAPF expert also reported that, after delivery of the material, in about four days, the professionals worked in the laboratory to analyze and complete the expert report.

According to Ricardo Leal, in the process of analysis and preparation of the expert report, situations of presence or absence of alcohol in the blood or drug substances were also verified.

“Like all cases related to traffic, although it was not a traffic accident, we followed what we usually do. We checked to see if he had ingested alcohol, which came back negative. And we investigate drug and medication use. We found quetiapine, a drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia. We quantify it and verify that the concentration is compatible with the therapy,” he said.

According to Ricardo Leal, the concentration of the substance quetiapine found in Genivaldo’s blood indicated that Genivaldo was properly medicated. “At the time of the incident, he was under the influence of medication. He was not having a flare-up as he was on medication,” he added.

According to the expert, the tests also checked whether the victim had carbon monoxide in large amounts in the blood. “The tear gas bomb, when it is detonated, forms some gases, including carbon monoxide, which is toxic and there was this suspicion. We performed this analysis and verified that he was not intoxicated by monoxide from the tear gas bomb,” he mentioned.

But, according to Ricardo Leal, other gases are formed. “For example, hydrochloric acid, which is what causes irritation of the mucous membranes. And that substance can be formed. With all these results, we concluded the expert report requested by the IML”, added the expert from the Institute of Forensic Analysis and Research.

The director of the Legal Medical Institute (IML), Victor Barros, explained that the cadaveric examination had already attested to mechanical asphyxia. “Initially, in the cadaveric examination, we were already sure that Genivaldo died as a result of a process of mechanical asphyxia, which was confirmed with the macroscopic changes, verified with the naked eye, analyzing tissue from the lung, airways and trachea”, he detailed. .

Then, according to Vitor Barros, the lung and airway samples were sent to the anatomopathology laboratory. “We received this result, which indicated that Genivaldo had an intense inflammatory reaction in the airways, with a predominance in the lower airways, and this reaction caused the victim’s respiratory tree to close, causing death,” he said.

Vitor Barros also explained that the toxicological panel sent by the IAPF identified that the victim did not remain breathing carbon monoxide. “We came to the conclusion that the death occurred right at the beginning of the process due to an intense inflammatory reaction, which generated the closing of the airway with a predominance of the lower airway, causing Genivaldo’s death”, concluded Vitor Barros.

remember the case

Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, 38, died in a disastrous approach by the Federal Highway Police (PRF) in the city of Umbaúba on May 25 this year.

The PRF commented at the time, through a note, and reported that “immobilization techniques and instruments of lesser offensive potential were used for containment and the individual was taken to the Civil Police Station in Umbaúba”

Genivaldo was detained by agents for riding a motorcycle without a helmet and was unarmed.

The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) even opened a procedure to investigate an alleged classification of “personal information” that the Federal Highway Police allegedly imposed on the administrative processes that investigate the approach of the PRF.

With information from the SSP/SE


The article is in Portuguese

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