Brazil Soccer Star's Lover 'Fed to Dogs'
'He was angry she decided to have their baby'
By Emily Rauhala, Newser User
Posted Jul 9, 2010 1:46 AM CDT
Flamengo soccer team's goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza is surrounded by journalists and police officers as he is moved to a homicide police station in Rio de Janeiro.   (AP Photo/Alexandre Brum, Agencia O Dia)

(Newser) – The former lover of a popular Brazilian goalkeeper was "fed to dogs," according to police. The body of Eliza Samudio, 25, hasn't been found, but traces of her blood were discovered in soccer star Bruno Fernandes de Souza's car, say authorities. Samudio was kidnapped from a hotel, beaten, strangled and cut into pieces, with some parts fed to a rottweiler and others buried in concrete, say police who base the account on other suspects' revelations. When Samudio told Fernandes she couldn't take any more beating, he responded, "You're not going to be beaten any more, you are going to die," said the lead investigator, who called the goalkeeper a "monster.'

Fernandes was reportedly angry that Samudio decided to have the baby she conceived with the goalkeeper and that she was insisting he acknowledge his 4-month-old son. Fernandes has surrendered to police, but maintains he has a "clear conscience" and will "laugh at all this" in the future. He's worried, however, that the incident might keep him from playing in the next World Cup. His club, Flamengo, has suspended Fernandes' contract and will not defend him against the charges. His wife and friends have also been arrested, notes the BBC. Click here for more on the grisly case.

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Jul 10, 2010 1:55 PM CDT
...with fava beans and a fine chianti? mmmmm....
Jul 10, 2010 12:48 PM CDT
If this guy is guilty which I believe he is it is a terrible terrible thing to know that people as evil as this man are out there. I carry a gun every day just incase I have a bad encounter with someone so evil, but it never seems to happen. Maybe it is because I am 6'2 and 225 pounds and guys like these are only tough enough to take on women. Either way I hope whoever did that to the poor girl gets what they deserve.
Jul 9, 2010 11:56 PM CDT
1) how can you "laugh at this" at any time, especially if you're innocent? 2) what. the. fuck??