In Brazil, the hitman suspected of being involved in the assassination of Rio de Janeiro councilmember and activist Marielle Franco has been killed by police. Adriano da Nóbrega was an ex-special forces police captain and had close ties to the family of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. It was believed Nóbrega held key information about Franco’s murder. Marielle Franco was a vocal black LGBTQ rights activist and a longtime critic of police brutality.
Brazilian Police Kill Hitman Suspected of Involvement in Marielle Franco’s Assassination
HeadlineFeb 10, 2020