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Hitman linked to Marielle Franco’s murder killed by police

Hitman linked to Marielle Franco’s murder killed by police

Some suspect Adriano da Nóbrega was ‘key piece’ in discovering who ordered Franco’s killingFriends and relatives of the murdered Brazilian politician Marielle Franco are demanding answers after Adriano da Nóbrega – a notorious hitman, whose gang of contract killers is suspected of involvement in her assassination – was gunned down by police in the north-east of the country.Nóbrega, an ex-special forces police captain, also had close links to the family of the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro. Nóbrega was killed by police on Sunday in Bahia state where he had been on the run. Continue reading…

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Author : Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro and Sam Cowie in São Paulo

Publish date : 2020-02-09 20:52:16

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