During the wake of 29-year-old Rafael Freita Silva, a 39-year-old woman, known to the family, said that the boy may have been the target of an ambush because of how the crime happened. Rafael was waiting for his son in front of his ex’s house, when he was surprised by the suspect.
The boy’s body is being veiled, this Tuesday morning (22), at Pax Pró Vida, on Avenida Bandeirantes. The victim was murdered early yesterday afternoon (21), on Rua Tamôio, in Jardim Leblon, in Campo Grande. The hypothesis is that the crime was passionately motivated, because the suspect, Magno Lopes dos Santos, 27 years old, and the victim had relationships with the same woman.
According to an acquaintance of the family, who asked not to have her name disclosed, shortly before the fact happened, Rafael was with his 7-year-old son when his ex started sending messages on the boy’s cell phone asking his father to take him although. He then drove by app to his ex’s house.
According to the woman, Rafael was waiting for his ex to arrange his son because he was going to take him to school. While waiting, the victim went to the front of the house, when she was surprised by Magno, who fired the shots. “Everyone is thinking it was an ambush, because how was he going to know that Rafael was there at that time?”
According to her friend, Rafael was hyperactive, but had a huge heart. “He was a sensational person, he took care of everyone, he was a great father,” she said.
Yesterday, Miguel Ramires, 27 years old, the author’s brother-in-law, sought the Campo Grande News to give Magno’s version of the case. He said the boy will turn himself in to the police, in the presence of a lawyer, within 48 hours. The two, victim and perpetrator, were childhood friends.