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Rui Pedro recent news

Post by Pedro » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:19 pm

My friends, this was taken from Correio da Manhã newspaper:

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/port ... _dias.html

Afonso Dias arrested soon

Constitutional Court rejects appeal of the only suspect in the disappearance of Rui Pedro.

The Constitutional Court (TC) refused to admit the Afonso Dias feature on his conviction to three years in prison for the crime of abduction of the young Rui Pedro, in 1998, in Lousada, told to Lusa the lawyer Ricardo Sá Fernandes. Afonso Dias lawyer, Paulo Gomes, has already announced that the trucker will complain about the decision.

The lawyer for the parents of Rui Pedro added that the action brought by the defense of Afonso Dias "do not even come to be appreciated" by the Constitutional Court, which found "are not meeting the conditions" for the purpose.

This decision of the TC is subject to complaint to the TC Judges Conference, Ricardo Sá Fernandes also explained.

The lawyer acknowledged that, with this decision of the TC, the case comes at about the "end of line", with this decision "very important for the family of Rui Pedro."

In his words, this judicial outcome serves as a "consolation" to the family after so many years of insistence, proving that "it is worth never give up" the "exercise of rights" conferred upon him.

Ricardo Sá Fernandes stressed that the "fundamental struggle" of the parents of Rui Pedro "continue", because the goal is to know "what happened to the young" on the day he disappeared, after "being with Afonso Dias and a whore."

Afonso Dias lawyer had appealed to the Supreme Court that upheld a sentence of three years of actual prison for his client for kidnapping crime of the young Rui Pedro.

Paulo Gomes said at the time the Lusa agency that the feature he would introduce the Constitutional Court has suspensive effect, so that Afonso Dias continue to wait for completion of the process in freedom.

On appeal, Paulo Gomes asked the nullity of the judgment which condemned the kidnapping of Afonso Dias Rui Pedro. The decision of the Supreme Court was taken aa June 5, 2014, when the court upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Porto, reducing, however, the penalty of effective imprisonment of six years and six months to three years in prison.

In the court of first instance in Lousada, Afonso Dias was acquitted because it was not proven the crime, but the family of Rui Pedro, child was 11 when she disappeared on March 4, 1998, appealed to the Appeal of Porto, which would convict the accused to three years and six months in jail.

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http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/port ... e_fez.html

"he have to pay for the harm he did"

Family of Rui Pedro hopes that trucker talk. News upset Filomena.

Afonso Dias should be arrested early next year. Trucker 34 years yesterday saw the Constitutional Court rejected the appeal that it had presented and confirm the sentence of three years in prison for kidnapping Rui Pedro, to March 4, 1998, in Lousada. His defense still has a chance to make a complaint to the plenary of the Constitutional Court, but that little should advance.

"If again this decision is confirmed, I think that after the judicial vacations shall be issued the arrest warrant," said the CM Paulo Gomes, Afonso attorney.

The family of Rui Pedro - who was last seen when he was 11 - was pleased with the decision. Believes it is a small step for the truth to be discovered. "He has to pay for the harm they did to Peter. Our goal is that in jail he reveals what he did," said John Mendonca, cousin of Rui Pedro.

Filomena Teixeira, the mother of Rui Pedro, was very upset after receiving the news yesterday.

"She is always upset at this point. Let's wait calmly and see what happens. We hope that justice is done," said the CM's father Rui Pedro, Manuel Mendonca.

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Post by Truthiness2 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:37 pm

His poor parents :s_cry
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Post by Cath » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:36 am

That's odd. He is convicted but he is still not in jail?
I cannot remember what's the evidence against him. I do hope Rui Pedro's parents get closure.

Didn't Leonor and her brother stay in jail before and after their trial?
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Post by catkins » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:08 am

Truthiness2 wrote:His poor parents :s_cry

The whole thing has been diabolical....and they still don't know whether Rui is alive or not....or where he is...those poor folk... :s_cry
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Post by Carana » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:43 pm

I find it impossible to work out what's going on in this case.

What's the concrete evidence that this guy is responsible for the boy's disappearance?
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Post by catkins » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:07 pm

I'm not up to speed either....but think it was to do with the prostitute evidence.
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