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Friday, April 28

Court orders Brazilian footballer, Bruno Fernandes back to jail over the murder of his ex-girlfriend

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Bruno Fernandes return to jail to continue serving a 22-year sentence for killing his ex-girlfriend and feeding her to dogs.
He was arrested and three years later found guilty of homicide, kidnapping and hiding the body of his ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio.

The ex-Flamengo goalkeeper was released in February 2017 on parole pending an appeal after seven years in jail.

In March 2017, the 32-year-old returned to football after he was signed by Brazilian second-division side, Boa Esporte for two years. 

His signing to second-division club raised Public anger, sparking protests and the withdrawal of several of the team's sponsors.

On Tuesday, Brazil's Supreme Court said in a statement that it 'has revoked its decision suspending his (Fernandes') imprisonment'.

A court source said the footballer must return to custody 'with immediate effect', AFP news agency reports.

However, it could also be recalled that in 2010, the 32-year-old footballer was a successful goalkeeper and had been tipped to play for Brazil in the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals.

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