Former soccer star convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend
Bruno Souza sentenced to more than 22 years in jail
He was arrested in 2010, one of nine people charged in case
A famed Brazilian soccer goalkeeper has been convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Friday, a court said.
The former Flamengo star Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza was sentenced of 22 years and three months for the murder of Eliza Samudio and the abduction of a child.
The player’s ex-wife, who was also on trial, was acquitted of kidnapping the child.
Souza, his lover and his ex-wife were among nine people charged with torturing and murdering Samudio, who had been trying to prove he had fathered her son.
He was given a 4½-year sentence for assaulting and kidnapping Samudio before going on trial for murder.