Former goalkeeper Bruno asks for DNA test after Justice determines compensation of BRL 650,000 to son

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Former goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes wants the Justice to authorize a DNA test to confirm if he is the father of Bruninho, his son with Eliza Samudio.

The appeal is an appeal against the compensation of BRL 650,000 that Bruno was ordered to pay to his son, for moral and material damages. The decision was taken by the Justice of Mato Grosso do Sul and took place in October 2022.

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According to the former athlete’s lawyer, Wilton Edgar da Costa, recognition of paternity was based on a statement given by Bruno during investigations into the death of Eliza Samudio.

At the time of the facts, Justice recognized paternity after Bruno reported that, based on Eliza Samudio’s reports, Bruninho would be his son. However, the defense disputes the official recognition without a DNA test being carried out.

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Also according to the defender, the former goalkeeper would not be financially able to pay the compensation, nor can he find a job to carry on with his life.

The production of CNN tried to contact Eliza Samudio’s family, but still haven’t gotten a response.


On January 12, the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro (TJRJ) granted parole to goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes.

In the decision, judge Ana Paula Abreu Filgueiras pointed out that Bruno regularly fulfilled the conditions of house arrest.

“If this Judgment denied the convict to obtain release on the grounds set forth by the MP [Ministério Público]would be acting as a positive legislator, erecting a requirement not foreseen by law”, says the document.

The decision provides for the player to appear every three months at one of the annexes of Patronato Magarino Torres, of the Penitentiary Administration Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, to sign the frequency bulletin and keep his address and activities updated.

Since July 2019, Bruno has been serving his sentence in a semi-open home regime, following a decision by the Justice of Minas Gerais.

The player was sentenced in 2013 to 20 years and nine months in prison for the crimes of triple murder, kidnapping and concealment of the body of model and ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio, who disappeared in 2010 at the age of 25.

Source: CNN Brasil

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