A woman who cheated on her ambassador husband has been jailed for over 30 years after persuading her toy boy policeman lover to kill him
A court in the Brazilian city of Nova Iguacu has sentenced the widow of the Greek ambassador to Brazil to 31 years in prison after noting the incredible cruelty of living a good life at his expense and repaying that by having at least two affairs – the first of which resulted in a child – and then having him murdered by her latest policeman lover.
Her boyfriend, who carried out the killing in 2016, was also jailed for 22 years for his part in the crime.
The court handed down the sentences to Francoise de Souza Oliveira and Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho for the murder of ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis.
The court acquitted Sergio’s nephew, Eduardo Moreira Tedeschi de Melo, of murder. However, he was given a one-year open prison sentence for concealment of a corpse, which he has already served.
The sentences were the culmination of a trial lasting three days presided over by judge Anna Christina da Silveira Fernandes in which 18 witnesses were heard.
According to the prosecution, the crime was premeditated by Kyriakos’ wife of 15 years, Francoise, who was aged 40 at the time, and her cop lover, Sergio, aged 29 at the time.
It is believed that Sergio and Eduardo entered the 59-year-old diplomat’s house with a key provided by Francoise, and Sergio attacked him from behind while he was sat on the sofa watching TV on 26th December 2016.
The pair then rolled his dead body up in a rug and drove it in the Ford Ka the ambassador himself had rented to a spot under an overpass in Nova Iguacu, where they set the vehicle alight.
The burnt-out vehicle was found with the ambassador’s charred remains inside on 29th December 2016.
It is believed Francoise planned the crime so she could start a new life with her lover with her husband’s inheritance.
Francoise, whose daughter born from a prior affair was aged 10 at the time of the crime, is believed to have paid Eduardo BRL 80,000 (GBP 11,168) for his participation.
The presiding judge described the female defendant as manipulative and disingenuous based on testimonies taken from witnesses including the defendant’s own mother.
She asked: “What kind of person takes the life of another who extended a hand, raised her daughter – who is the result of an affair between the accused and another man – as his own, and gave her (Francoise) a quality of life she would never have achieved on her own?”