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Flamengo goalie to be charged with murder of his ex-lover

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Sorta a crazy story coming out of Rio involving Bruno of Flamengo and the suspected mother of his youngest child. He had her kidnapped, murdered, then fed to dogs. She was currently in court fighting to prove he was the father of her child. To be honest I really hope he burns for this as its vile and disgusting, he should never get to see a pitch again in his life.

Eliza Samudio, 25, was a former girlfriend of Bruno Fernandes, goalkeeper for Flamengo, Brazil's most popular club.

He handed himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest over her disappearance nearly a month ago.

Mr Fernandes, 25, has denied any wrongdoing, and said he has a "clear conscience".

But police say a teenage cousin of Mr Fernandes has given evidence that the goalkeeper was involved in her kidnap and suspected murder.

Ms Samudio had said that the married footballer was the father of her baby.

Search for remains

Police say Ms Samudio was taken by force from a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on the day of her disappearance and was strangled in the city of Belo Horizonte.

They say her body was cut up and parts were fed to dogs, while the rest was buried under concrete.

Police are still searching for her remains, but say her death is "materially proven".

Police have also arrested Mr Fernandes's wife, Dayane Souza, and several of his friends.

They say interrogation of the other suspects has backed up the account given by Mr Fernandes's teenage cousin.

Flamengo have suspended Mr Fernandes's contract and say the club lawyer will no longer be acting in his defence.

He had been goalkeeper of the Rio de Janeiro club since 2006, and captained them to the Brazilian championship last year.

Mr Fernandes has expressed regret that the allegations could damage his chances of playing for Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.


Now it is up to prosecutors to formally charge Bruno, the former goalkeeper and captain of Flamengo, Brazil's most popular soccer team.

Police say he ordered the kidnapping and killing of 25-year-old Eliza Samudio, who was fighting in court to have the player recognized as father of her young son.

She has been missing since June.

A police spokeswoman in Minas Gerais state, where the alleged crime took place and where Bruno is jailed, says they are delivering their investigation to prosecutors Friday.

Under Brazilian law, charges can be filed in a case only after the investigation ends.


In July, 2010, a Brazilian judge ordered his arrest in connection with the disappearance of his former mistress Eliza Samudio. A cousin of Fernandes de Souza told police that he had taken part in Samudio's abduction with his friend, Luiz Henrique Ferreira Romao. He also stated that Samudio was dead but did not say how she died, nor where her body was, and that Fernandes de Souza was the father of her baby despite him being married.[18] Since then he has lost the club's captaincy, Flamengo have also suspended his contract with the club while the club's lawyer will no longer be representing him in court anymore.

According to police, Bruno's teenage cousin stated that Samudio's body was cut up and some parts were fed to dogs, while other parts were buried under concrete.


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