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World Cecilia Haddad's ex-boyfriend Mario Marcelo Santoro moved to violent Rio jail

05:07  11 july  2018
05:07  11 july  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

'My life is completely devastated': Former boyfriend of murdered Brazilian executive Cecilia Haddad says he's upset he is the number one suspect in her death – as he claims 'people want to hurt him'

  'My life is completely devastated': Former boyfriend of murdered Brazilian executive Cecilia Haddad says he's upset he is the number one suspect in her death – as he claims 'people want to hurt him' Mario Marcelo Santoro has spoken out, two months after the dead body of his ex-lover was found dumped in Sydney's Lane Cove River.The former boyfriend of a mining executive whose dead body was found dumped in a river has spoken out, claiming his 'life is completely devastated'.

SML NEWS: Mario Marcelo Santoro , who was yesterday charged with murdering his former girlfriend, is moved to Rio ' s notorious Benfica jail — a

Cecilia Haddad ' s ex - boyfriend Mario Marcelo Santoro moved to violent Rio jail A Brazilian man charged with the murder of mining executive Cecilia Haddad in Sydney has been transferred to Rio 's notorious Benfica jail .

Cecilia Haddad.© AAP Images Cecilia Haddad. A Brazilian man charged with the murder of mining executive Cecilia Haddad in Sydney has been transferred to Rio's notorious Benfica jail.

Mario Marcelo Santoro was taken to prison after Rio detectives formally indicted him over the killing of his former girlfriend.

Her fully clothed and weighted body was found in the Lane Cove River on April 29.

Mr Santoro had left Sydney for his native Brazil shortly after her body was discovered.

Rio homicide detectives had questioned Mr Santoro at their divisional headquarters in southern Rio for three days.

Officers say their investigation is ongoing.

'It hurts my heart to think he can get away with this'

  'It hurts my heart to think he can get away with this' A childhood friend of slain mining executive Cecilia Haddad has implored her millions of followers to track down the "monster" accused of killing her.Brazilian actress Dani Suzuki has launched a social media campaign to find Marcelo Mario Santoro, who is wanted by NSW Police over the murder of Ms Haddad in April.

Mario Marcelo Santoro , who was yesterday charged with murdering his former girlfriend, is moved to Rio ' s notorious Benfica jail — a maximum-security facility where dozens of inmates were killed in a 2004 rebellion.

Mario Marcelo Santoro , the former partner of Cecilia Haddad , who has been charged with her murder. He will be transferred to a Brazilian prison to await a court date. Cecilia Haddad ' s ex - boyfriend arrested by police in Brazil.

Mario Marcelo Santoro (L) travelled to Brazil the day his ex-girlfriend's body was found.© Provided by ABC News Mario Marcelo Santoro (L) travelled to Brazil the day his ex-girlfriend's body was found. Mr Santoro was handcuffed to an officer as he was led through waiting reporters to a police van.

Local media reported he was taken to the maximum-security Benfica penitentiary, considered one of Rio's most violent jails.

In 2004, a prison rebellion triggered by gangs inside Benfica ended with at least 38 prisoners and a prison guard dead.

Many of the prisoners' bodies were mutilated.

Brazil's jails are often under the influence of gangs, who run drug trafficking empires from behind prison walls using smuggled mobile phones.

Most are overcrowded, with an estimated 650,000 inmates packed into state prisons built to house fewer than 400,000.

Prosecutors now have 30 days to consider the charges against Mr Santoro while he remains in pre-trial detention.

NSW police are still waiting for formal clearance before travelling to Rio to assist local authorities.

Haddad may have been married when she died .
Lawyers are working to find the will of murdered woman Cecilia Haddad after a Sydney court heard she may have still been married at the time of her death.Slain Brazilian mining executive Cecilia Haddad may have still been legally married to her estranged husband when she died.

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