Murder trial is brought forward to avoid coinciding with the 2022 Qatar World Cup

45 days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the excitement of watching the national teams play is growing in all corners of the world.

In Brazil, for example, one of the most controversial trials in the country was scheduled to start on December 12, but the date was decided to advance to November 7 because the two semifinals of the FIFA World Cup are scheduled for the 13th and 14th.

Judge Nearis Dos Santos Carvalho, of the 3rd Criminal Court of Niterói, decided to advance the trial of former deputy Flordelis Two saints, alleged mastermind of her husband’s murder Anderson Do Carmo, in June 2019.

“It is verified that on December 13 and 14 the two World Cup semi-finals of FIFA, in which the Brazilian soccer team may participate, generating the possibility that the trial session remains unfeasible, ”wrote the magistrate in his request to advance the trial.

Photo: Facebook Ministry Flordelis

Flordelis dos Santos is a former Brazilian deputy, famous for adopting several children who lived in extreme poverty in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The former deputy and her husband, they had 55 childrenbetween biological and adopted.

At the same time, they founded the Flordelis Ministry, an evangelical church that, according to local media, raised a fortune through tithes. The couple also pursued Flordelis’ musical career as a gospel singer. They managed to record 10 albums and win a gold record, which brought her to national and international fame.

Flordelis Dos Santos was an ambassador for adoption in Brazil. Her popularity helped her get 200 thousand votes which he was given a seat in the 2018 Federal Congress.

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However, in June 2019, her husband was brutally murdered. According to Brazilian media, the police arrested the couple’s seven children; The investigations later pointed to the intellectual authorship of the legislator.

(With information from Regina Diez Gutiérrez)

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