Young man is sentenced to 21 years in prison for death of girlfriend in Pouso Alegre, MG | South of Minas


The young defendant for the death of his 14-year-old girlfriend in Pouso Alegre (MG) was sentenced to 21 years in prison in a closed regime. Wesley Luiz Silva Ferreira responded in court for triple-quality homicide, rape and hiding a corpse.

The popular jury started this Friday morning (16) at the Pouso Alegre Forum, around 8 am and continued until the early evening. The first to arrive at the forum was Leia Retuci, mother of the young Luiza Retuci da Silva, who died at the age of 14 in 2018.

“The family suffered a lot because it was a 14, 15 year old girl, a teenager, with her boyfriend. He dated at home, he totally betrayed the family’s trust, the girl. According to the prosecution, he raped the girl, strangled and strangled, with mechanical and chemical asphyxiation and then hid the corpse in a hole at the end of a street. So it was a barbaric crime, which needs an efficient response from the jury court, ”explained the family’s lawyer, Rovilson Carvalho.

Wesley had been in prison at Pouso Alegre for two years.

The body of the 14-year-old teenager was found in Pouso Alegre in August 2018 – Photo: Reproduction / Social Media

Luiza Retuci da Silva was killed on August 21, 2018. Her body was found the next day on a piece of land in the Parque Real neighborhood. According to the Civil Police, messages of fights and threats were found on the victim’s cell phone between him and Wesley Ferreira Cruz, which showed an abusive relationship.

According to the Civil Police, after the crime, the accused stayed all night with the family and from the moment he hid the body, he went to the victim’s mother, said that she was missing, that she did not appear where they had made an appointment and stayed all night assisting her in the searches, walking with her through the city streets.

Still according to the police, he had access to her cell phone that was in the car, started sending messages as if it were her to her own mother, saying that she was at a party. Wesley, as highlighted by the police at the time, accessed her social network, began to post photos of the two, demonstrating that they would be fine to hinder the line of investigation.

He was appointed as the main suspect and, after being arrested, confessed to the crime. The Civil Police pointed out that he said he hit his girlfriend without intending to kill her. However, the autopsy showed that Luisa Retuci da Silva’s body had several signs of violence.

An intimate photo taken during sexual intercourse could have led to the teenager’s death. The 14-year-old was mistaken for a doll by the resident who found her. At the time, as soon as he saw the girl, he sought out the landowner to tell what he had seen.

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