Goalkeeper convicted of killing ex-girlfriend

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 10:04 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and sentenced to more than 22 years in prison.

The jury of five women and two men found Bruno guilty of ordering the killing of model Eliza Samudio. Her body has never been found amid allegations she was dismembered, with her remains fed to dogs.

Bruno also was convicted of holding hostage the young son Samudio had with him.

The goalkeeper already had been convicted of kidnapping Samudio and forcing her to terminate her pregnancy.

The 28-year-old Bruno was captain of the Flamengo team that won the Brazilian league title in 2009.

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