Brazil: Parliament excludes a deputy accused of the assassination of her husband

The Brazilian Congress dismissed from her functions Wednesday, the deputy and evangelical leader Flordelis dos Santos, accused by the courts of having ordered the assassination of her husband in June 2019.

The parliamentarian, elected in 2018 under the label of the Social Party democratic (PSD, conservative) and known by its simple first name, was excluded following a vote of 437 votes for and 7 against.

Evidence from the investigation indicates that “there is no doubt that Ms Flordelis was involved in the murder of Anderson do Carmo,” said case rapporteur, MK Alexandre Leite, recommending eviction.

When the court acquits me, when you go to bed, you will regret having sentenced a person who has not yet been tried,” she defended in plenary, alongside her lawyer.

It was one of his biological sons, Flavio dos Santos Rodrigues, who killed Anderson with thirty bullets in the garage of his house in Niteroi, near Rio. In total, eleven members of the family will be brought to justice.

Previously, Flordelis, otherwise known as a gospel singer, reportedly attempted to poison her husband’s food or drink at least six times.

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Flordelis remained at large due to her parliamentary immunity, but from October 2020 she was forced by the courts to wear an electronic bracelet.

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