Police officers at the State Attorney's Offices of the General Prosecutor's Office in Rio de Janeiro arrested a retired police officer and a military police officer on suspicion of the murders of councilor Mariela Franco and driver Anderson Gomez.
One of the prisoners, a retired military police officer, Ronnie Lesa (48), has been singled out for investigations as a suspect who killed a councilor. During Tuesday, searches will be carried out in 34 addresses of other suspects in RJ.
Apart from Ronnie, the police also arrested military police officer Elsio Vierra de Quiros, 46. The crimes ended a year on Thursday (14).
Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes – Photo: Reproduction / JN
According to the investigations, Roni would take shots against the heir and Elchio will direct the car he used to kill the assassin. Ronnie will be on the back seat of Cobalt. The investigation knows that he did an online survey of places frequented by the counselor. Investigators also know that since October 2017, a police officer was investigating Marilyn's life, as well as state deputy Marcelo Freiko.
Officer Lesa was arrested at home. He lives in the same hotel where President Jair Bolsonaro has a house in Barra da Tijuca in the Western Zone of Rio. G1 found that, although they are neighbors, there is no news in the investigations that Lesha visited the house of the Bolsonaro family.
Eight months after Mariela and Anderson's murder, PF entered the case – Photo: Reproduction / JN
The police officer paid tribute to Aller
In 1998, Roni Lesa received applause, congratulations and praise to the then preacher Forest.
"This warrior is worthy of this honor for permanent honoring, with his position, attitudes and professional performance, his human condition as a secret and efficient military man. In this way, in a brilliant example, those with whom he lives and those who know ", he informed the text of the honor paid by then-state representative, Pedro Fernandez, current Secretary of State for Education.
Police in Susie Rooney's house, in Bara to Tijuca – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Advisor to the council witnessed the crime
An adviser who was with Mario Franco, when the councilman was killed, Fernanda Chavez said the boss was unpleasant – but could not identify a specific situation to justify the attack. "It was a set of things, Mariela bothered," he said.
This week (10), Fernanda speaks for the first time without hiding her face. "It was obviously critical of the militia action, it was not a militia target," she said. "Institutionally, she had a limitation as an advisor." Her mandate was much more focused on gender issues, violence against women, "he said. Fernanda.
The assistant adds that Mariella at that time was not lonely with anyone. "She did not have a specific problem that could cause a situation that would culminate in her murder," he said.
According to Fernanda, Mariel caused hatred among machinists and racists. "There were some advisers who took care of her presence, a woman of favelas, a black, lesbian, in that space," recalls the councilor.
"There were people who did not want to get into a lift with Marielle or part of her advice," he says.