Greek Ambassador’s Brazilian Wife Jailed For 31 Years For Murder

Greek Ambassador's Brazilian Wife Jailed For 31 Years For Murder
Greek Ambassador’s Brazilian Wife Jailed For 31 Years For Murder

A Brazilian woman has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for conspiring to murder her husband, the former Greek ambassador to Brazil In 2016, the charred remains of Kyriakos Amiridis were found in the trunk of a burned-out car in Rio de Janeiro.

His wife Françoise de Souza Oliveira had had an affair with a military police officer, Sergio Gomes Gomes later admitted to killing the ambassador at the behest of his mistress, and has been incarcerated for 22 years.

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At the end of his three-day trial, a judge described his crime as “brutal. Amiridis served as consul in Rio de Janeiro from 2001 to 2004 and returned to Brazil as ambassador the year he was assassinated.

He married Françoise in 2004 and the couple has a daughter Before his death, Mr. Amiridis had traveled from the capital, Brasilia, to the city of Nova Iguacu, north of Rio, to spend the Christmas holidays with his wife and his parents.

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Ms. Amiridis first reported him missing, telling police that she had left her apartment without explanation and driven off in a rental car The burning car was found the next day under an overpass, with the ambassador’s body inside.