Souza stands accused of a murder-for-hire plot to kill his ex-girlfriend and adult film performer Eliza Samudio. Souza reportedly impregnated Samudio the first night they met and was upset that Samudio decided to keep the baby, now four-months old.
The Brazilian club star Souza, who is married, reportedly thought the news of his having a baby out of wedlock with porn actress could hamper his efforts to land a spot on the Brazilian national soccer team for the 2014 World Cup in Rio.
CNN has the horrifying details of Samudio’s death:
Investigators in the state of Minas Gerais said Bruno Fernandes Das Dores de Souza, who played for Flamengo football club, orchestrated the murder of Eliza Samudio, 25. Her body remains missing a month after her disappearance.
Minas Gerais police investigator Wagner Pinto told reporters Thursday that Souza watched as Samudio was asphyxiated, mutilated and eventually fed to dogs. He said the details surfaced during a confession from Souza’s 17-year-old cousin.
During the alleged confession, the cousin details how he worked with two of Bruno’s friends — Luiz Henrique Ferreira Romao, nicknamed “Spaghetti,” and former policeman Marcos Aparecido dos Santos, known as “Bola.” Both men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
“They tied her hands, and this other individual strangled her,” Pinto said, referring to Santos. Later they deboned and disemboweled her,” Pinto said.
The woman’s body was taken to an undisclosed location where her remains were fed to several Rottweilers, police said.
The cousin told investigators that he witnessed Souza watching the entire incident, Pinto said.
Souza and his two alleged accomplices deny the accusations.
The AFP reports that in a recent national radio appearance, Souza, who is currently in custody with the other two accused, said, “In the future, I’ll laugh about all of this.”
With the mother of Souza’s infant child now missing for the past month, hard to believe that anyone in that situation could find something funny about it.