FootBrazil’s interview with murder suspect Bruno Fernandes de Souza

July 12, 2010 at 14:41 Leave a comment

Less than two months ago, Bruno Fernandes de Souza was the first choice keeper at Brazil’s biggest club, Flamengo. Fernandes was team captain when the Rubro Negro’s won the league at the end of 2009. We interviewed the player in May this year. The keeper always had a high profile but mixed in with the glamour associated with the life of a professional footballer was a reputation for the ‘dark side’. In our interview, Fernandes claimed that he wanted to put his bad boy image behind him. Weeks later, he’s one of the prime suspects in the disappearance and probable murder of Eliza da Silva Samudio. Samudio was the keeper’s former lover and was claiming that her five-month old baby boy is Bruno’s. The player is accused of organizing and being present at Samudio’s murder. His friend and ‘right hand man’ Luiz Henrique Romão (aka Macarrão) is suspected of kidnapping Samudio. The murder, though, was allegedly carried out by former policeman Marcos Aparecido dos Santos who apparently strangled the victim before chopping her up and feeding the remains to his dogs. It’s also believed that the group were planning to murder the five month year old baby.

Fernandes, along with five other suspects, is currently being held in the Nelson Hungria prison in Belo Horizonte. Not surprisingly, Flamengo have suspended his contract.


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The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

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