Lieutenant Silvio Cesar Molina in a photo published on Facebook (Photo: Personal archive)

According to the Public Ministry, Silvio Molina is the mastermind of the crime. The version is contested by the defense

Lieutenant Silvio Cesar Molina in a photo published on Facebook (Photo: Personal archive)

The trial of the double murder allegedly orchestrated by the Lieutenant of the Military Police of Mato Grosso do Sul, Silvio Cesar Molina, target of Operation Family Ties in 2018, begins today. The crime took place in Minas Gerais, but according to the Public Ministry, it was motivated by the dispute control of drug trafficking on the border of Mato Grosso do Sul with Paraguay.

Molina, Marco Aurélio Scheffer – who would be an employee in the policeman’s trafficking scheme – Alan Faria Ruback and his son Gabriel Ferreira Ruaback, were accused by the Minas Gerais court of involvement in the execution of Nasser Kadri, a drug dealer known as “Turcão” and Eneas Mateus de Assisi, the “Stutterer”.

This Tuesday (23), only father and son are judged at the Jury Court in the city of Leopoldina. Molina and Marcos Aurélio are waiting for a response from the court on appeals that are trying to prevent them from being taken to a popular jury. Even with part of the defendants in the plenary, the forecast is that the sentence will only be defined on Wednesday (24), this due to the number of witnesses and the complexity of the process, which totals more than 3,000 pages.

Molina and his family maintained a high standard of living in Mundo Novo (Photo: Social Networks)
Molina and his family maintained a high standard of living in Mundo Novo (Photo: Social Networks)

The murder – The crime took place on January 9, 2018. Nasser Kadri, the “Turcão” and Eneas Mateus de Assis, were murdered in an ambush, with knife thrusts and gunshots, in the rural area of ​​Recreio, municipality of Minas Gerais. After being executed, the bodies were thrown into the Pomba River.

Although the crime took place in another state, Turcão lived in Mato Grosso do Sul for years and, according to police, was involved in a dispute for the command of drug trafficking in Mundo Novo – a city 463 km from Campo Grande – with Molina’s family.

According to the complaint by the Public Ministry of Minas Gerais, Silvio Molina and Nasser Kadri headed rival criminal organizations in the municipality of Mato Grosso do Sul and over the years ordered violent attacks against each other.

In March 2015, Nasser and his brother were victims of an attack. Months later, in retaliation, they tried to kill the son of Military Police Lieutenant Jeferson Molina, who managed to escape and even executed one of the gunmen.

Almost two years later, a new attack ended with the death of Jeferson with gunfire. The conflicts and police investigations into the crime led Nasser to move from Mundo Novo to Lagoa Santa, in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte. In the city of Minas Gerais, he lived with a false identity, far from accusations in the interior of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Molina, however, had “business” with Alan Faria Ruback and son Gabriel Ferreira Ruback, both residents of Minas Gerais and during the 2017/2018 New Year’s Eve, at a party in the city of Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, he combined with double the murder of the rival. Employee Marcos Aurélio Scheffer also participated in the conversation.

To kill Nasser, father and son simulated interest in buying drugs and agreed to meet him on a rural property in Recreio. On the 9th, the victim traveled in the company of Aeneas, his trusted employee, to the municipality, hoping to exchange a load of drugs for cars.

When they arrived at the agreed place, however, they found Alan, Gabriel, Molina and Marcos Aurélio. They were cornered and executed. According to reports, the victims were stabbed and shot several times. Afterwards, they were thrown into the Pomba River.

After the execution, the Public Ministry claims, the four involved stole the car that was with the victims, a BMW 320, and took it to Paraná. The vehicle was abandoned and seized days later, in the municipality of Araucária.

Despite the conflicts between Molina and the victim, the death of “Turcão” was only attributed to the police officer and Operation Ties of Family. During the execution of search and seizure warrants, the police found calls between the suspects and also a cell phone without a chip in which photos of the victims were stored.

It was from this point onwards that Molina was appointed as the mastermind of the crime.

Molina's defense is made by lawyer Marcos Ivan (Photo: Archive/Campo Grande News)
Molina’s defense is made by lawyer Marcos Ivan (Photo: Archive/Campo Grande News)

Alert Defense – Even though Molina was not among the defendants brought to a jury this Tuesday, the lawyer Marcos Ivan Silva, responsible for the defense of the policeman, traveled to the city of Minas Gerais to follow the theses of the defense of the other defendants and also what the prosecutor in the case is going to do. to claim during given speaking time.

According to him, the trial is complex due to the large number of witnesses and defendants. Molina, who would be the head of the crime, according to the defender, is waiting for a decision on an appeal and is trying to prevent him from going to a popular jury.

It turns out that the police officer was convicted of double murder, triple qualified (evil reason, dissimulation and half cruel) and for the lawyer, there is currently no evidence to collaborate with the accusations, to the point that the client needs to be tried before the Sentencing Council of Leopoldine.

In order to cancel the accusations against Molina, the lawyer highlighted in the closing arguments the damage caused by the thesis adopted by the defender before him, who did not even appear at the scheduled hearings, and instructed the policeman to remain silent in his testimony. “The damage is more than justified in the present case, as it was not defended, there was no defense, it is not possible that we can believe that a person accused of a triple-qualified double homicide does not want to defend himself, or remain silent.”

Alleging damage to the process, he asked for the acts to be null and void, but also highlighted the lack of evidence to incriminate Molina and send him to a popular jury as the mastermind of a double homicide. “Rereading the case file with sufficient propriety, we do not see anything that would clarify any evidence of authorship, due to having Silvio Cézar, planned, architected and determined any execution”.

Marcos Ivan defended that the fact that one person knows the other, “cannot condition the authorship of an act as horrendous as the verified one”, reinforces the lack of witnesses that link the client to the case, and defined the accusations that the client organized the murders for simply being at the same party as the others accused of being “too fragile, even insignificant”. He also claimed that there are no “safe records” that the suspects left Cao Frio, in Rio de Janeiro, and went to Recreio only to execute the “enemies”.

“It still narrates, without any footage, testimony, evidence, materiality of evidence, which support having, in addition to participating, even thrown a body in the river, traveling, meeting other people, and a lot of imagination on account of the police.”

The defender reinforces that Silvio had no reason to kill anyone, that he was an honorable policeman, but ended up involved in his son’s illegal business.

“It was comfortable and great for the prosecution, he writes what he received from an inquiry full of vices, that such defects were not even accused in preliminary defense”, criticized the lawyer in the process. In light of the situation, he asked for the process to be null and void, for Molina’s acquittal for lack of evidence, and even for the exclusion of the qualifiers, since the client was never at the scene of the crime.

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