Court of Justice of RS annuls conviction of 4 accused for the deaths in the Kiss nightclub

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The Court of Justice of Rio Grande do Sul annulled this Thursday (3) the decision of the jury, handed down on December 10, 2021, on the case of Nightclub Kiss. Two judges voted in favor of annulling the jury and one, against. The trial analyzed appeals filed by the defenses of the four convicted of the nightclub fire, which left 242 dead. There is appeal. The forecast is for a new trial, still no date set.

The defense of the defendants asked for a resizing of the sentences, alleging nullities in the process and in the ceremony, in addition to considering that the decision did not correspond to the evidence raised.

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On January 27, 2013, a fire at the Kiss nightclub, located in the central area of ​​Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, resulted in the death of 242 people and injured 636.

The fire started after one of the members of the Banda Gurizada Fandangueira fired a pyrotechnic device and the sparks hit the ceiling, which was coated with foam.

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The members of the Kiss nightclub, Elissandro Callegaro Spohr and Mauro Londero Hoffmann, the lead singer of Banda Gurizada Fandangueira, Marcelo de Jesus dos Santos, and the music producer Luciano Bonilha Leão were sentenced on December 10, 2021.

See what the feathers were like:

  • Elissandro Callegaro Spohr: 22 years and 6 months of imprisonment
  • Mauro Londero Hoffmann: 19 years and 6 months of imprisonment
  • Marcelo de Jesus dos Santos: 18 years of imprisonment
  • Luciano Bonilha Leão: 18 years of imprisonment

The trial was presided over by judge Manuel José Martinez Lucas, who was also the rapporteur of the appeals. Judges José Conrado Kurtz de Souza and Jayme Weingartner Neto also participated.

Source: CNN Brasil

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