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Almost a year later, Rio police make arrests in Marielle Franco murder

Almost a year later, Rio police make arrests in Marielle murder
“Who killed Marielle?”

Three hundred and sixty-three days after the brutal assassination of left-wing Rio de Janeiro councilor Marielle Franco, investigators believe they finally found their man—or in this case, men. This morning, the city’s Homicide Division and Specialized Organized Crime Unit arrested Ronnie Lessa, 48, and Elcio Vieira de Queiroz, 46 for the murder of Ms. Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes. As was rumored by the investigation, both men were previously affiliated to the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro.

Mr. Lessa, whom federal prosecutors have identified as the man responsible for carrying out the assassination, is a retired military police...

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