A Brazillian football player who ordered the kidnapping and murder of his girlfriend has been granted a work release so he can play for the team that just signed him.
There are not enough WTFs in the universe to properly respond to this story.
Bruno Fernandes de Souza, 28, is currently in prison serving a 22 year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Eliza Samudio who was 25 at the time of her death. He confessed to her murder last year.
It is alleged that [he] wanted his ex-girlfriend dead so that he could avoid paying child support, and it has also been widely reported that her remains were fed to his pet dogs. The 28-year-old, who once captained Brazilian giants Flamengo and was touted as a potential Brazil international, has been in prison since 2010 and confessed to the crimes in court last year. Under a provision in Brazilian law, prisoners who have shown good behavior in prison for three or four years are granted freedom to work.
"We want to give an opportunity to the man Bruno," said Ville Mocellin, the chairman of the club who signed him. "For him, it is a chance to return to play. To the club, he is an athlete who can strengthen the team and a way to invest in the social side."
Cool story, bro. Except according to court reports your new "way to invest in the social side" is a total fucking psychopath. Via The Daily Mail:
Judge Marixa Fabiane Rodrigues said the goalkeeper, who played for Brazil's biggest team Flamengo, had 'meticulously calculated' Ms Samudio's execution.He told the court in Contagem, south-east Brazil, that the footballer was 'twisted' and had 'instilled in his personality a total misunderstanding of values.' He added: 'Bruno believed that, by making the body disappear, he could ensure total impunity.'
The goalkeeper is accused of planning Ms Samudio's abduction and murder with eight others including his wife Dayane, another former lover, a cousin and former policeman Marcos Santos. It has been alleged that he watched as Santos tortured her and then helped him to chop her body. Parts of the woman's corpse are alleged to have been fed to Bruno's pet rottweillers, while the rest was buried in concrete.
Samudio's body has never been found. The details of the murder are horrific and extremely disturbing. A police escort will accompany him to all his matches. YEAH YOU THINK?
If you ever need an example of a story which highlights how the value of women's lives are placed below the importance of playing a fucking sport, here it is.
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