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       Brazil handed Rodrigo Lapa murder proceedings



       Proceedings in the case of a teenager who was allegedly killed by his stepfather in February 2016 in the Algarve city of Portimão now lie in the handsão now lie in the hands
       Proceedings in the case of a teenager who was allegedly killed by his stepfather in February 2016 in the Algarve city of Portimão now lie in the handsão now lie in the hands
       Proceedings in the case of a teenager who was allegedly killed by his stepfather in February 2016 in the Algarve city of Portim
       Proceedings in the case of a teenager who was allegedly killed by his stepfather in February 2016 in the Algarve city of Portim
       Proceedings in the case of a teenager who was allegedly killed by his stepfather in February 2016 in the Algarve city of Portimão now lie in the hands
       of Brazilian justice after they were delegated to the South American country -  homeland of the suspected perpetrator – this we
       of Brazilian justice after they were delegated to the South American country -  homeland of the suspected perpetrator – this we
       of Brazilian justice after they were delegated to the South American country -  homeland of the suspected perpetrator – this week.
       of Brazilian justice after they were delegated to the South American country -  homeland of the suspected perpetrator – this week.ek.
       of Brazilian justice after they were delegated to the South American country -  homeland of the suspected perpetrator – this week.ek.
               n Monday the Portimão  According to Lusa News Agency,  residence, between the Vendas
              Court Public          the Portuguese prosecutor’s  and Malheiro neighbourhoods,
              Prosecutor said it had  investigation concluded that it was  next to one of the main in-roads
      Ocompleted its                the stepfather who killed Rodrigo  into the city of Portimão.
      investigation into the suspected  Lapa in February 2016.   The Portuguese Public
      murder of Rodrigo Lapa, and   The defendant, Joaquim Lara  Prosecutor’s investigation also
      asked the Investigating Judge that  Pinto, of Brazilian nationality,  concluded that the mother of the
      the case be delegated to Brazilian  travelled to Brazil days after the  young man, heard during the
      courts.The transfer of the criminal  crime, where he currently resides.  investigation by the PJ Police
      procedure was granted under the  It is now up to Brazilian authorities  always in the capacity of witness,
      Extradition Convention between  to eventually arrest the accused,  had nothing to do with the
      the Member States of the      bring the final charges and  disappearance and death of the
      Community of Portuguese       conduct the trial, once the  child.
      Speaking Countries, given that  investigation is completed.  The teen had been attending a
      the man suspected of Rodrigo  Rodrigo Lapa disappeared just  cooking course in the nearby town
      Lapa’s murder – his stepfather – is  over three years ago on 22  of Lagoa, and had missed classes
      a Brazilian national and resides  February, 2016. His body was  for three days before his mother
      in Brazil.                    found a week later, on 2 March, on  informed the authorities of his
      The facts date back to February  a plot of land near the house  disappearance on 22 February.
      2016, when Rodrigo Lapa was 15-  where he lived with his mother, his  The public prosecutor said
      years-old, and was found dead  stepfather and baby sister.  Monday that Brazil had accepted
      near the house where he lived in  The young man’s body was found  the transfer of criminal  Rodrigo Lapa’s body was found on 2 March 2016, on a plot of land near
                                                                                              Rodrigo Lapa’s body was found on 2 March 2016, on a plot of land near
                                                                                              Rodrigo Lapa’s body was found on 2 March 2016, on a plot of land near
                                                                                              Rodrigo Lapa’s body was found on 2 March 2016, on a plot of land near
                                                                                              Rodrigo Lapa’s body was found on 2 March 2016, on a plot of land near
      Portimão.                     in a remote spot near the    proceedings.                 the house where he lived with his family. (Photo: Supplied)
                                                                                              the house where he lived with his family. (Photo: Supplied)
                                                                                              the house where he lived with his family. (Photo: Supplied)
                                                                                              the house where he lived with his family. (Photo: Supplied)
                                                                                              the house where he lived with his family. (Photo: Supplied)
       Attorney general calls for more action against domestic violence
       Portugal’s attorney general has said that “more and better” had to be accomplished in the fight against domestic violence, highlighting the need tolighting the need to
       Portugal’s attorney general has said that “more and better” had to be accomplished in the fight against domestic violence, high
       Portugal’s attorney general has said that “more and better” had to be accomplished in the fight against domestic violence, highlighting the need tolighting the need to
       Portugal’s attorney general has said that “more and better” had to be accomplished in the fight against domestic violence, highlighting the need to
       Portugal’s attorney general has said that “more and better” had to be accomplished in the fight against domestic violence, high
       protect children and saying the judiciary was not solely responsible for flaws in the system.
       protect children and saying the judiciary was not solely responsible for flaws in the system.
       protect children and saying the judiciary was not solely responsible for flaws in the system.
       protect children and saying the judiciary was not solely responsible for flaws in the system.
       protect children and saying the judiciary was not solely responsible for flaws in the system.
        Lucília Gago was speaking at the 7 th  were “structured and consistent” were  replicating violent behaviours they were  adolescents and adults.
       Domestic Violence Seminar, organised  needed and that schools had to be aware  victims of and which they witnessed at  The police also said that 14 people had
       by the police and the Victim Support  of “signs of violence” in child victims.  home from a young age, saying that  been killed this year and named them all
       Office.                               The attorney general’s office has  violence could later be manifested in  to highlight that they were more than just
        Gago said preventive measures that  warned about the risk of these children  romantic relationships, both among  numbers.                                                        TPN/Lusa
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