On Friday, police investigator Evaristo Pontes Magalhaes said that 29-year-old police officer Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho had confessed to killing Amiridis, alleging self-defense. He said the policeman was having an affair with the ambassador’s 40-year-old wife, Francoise.
Filho’s cousin, Eduardo de Melo, acknowledged taking part in the killing as a lookout, Magalhaes said. The cousin accused Francoise of offering him the equivalent of $25,000 to participate. A judge has ordered the detention of Francoise, her lover and his cousin.
Francoise has denied any role in the alleged plot. According to Magalhaes, Francoise said she couldn’t stop Filho from killing her husband and insisted she was not at home at the time of the crime.But the police investigator said in a press conference late on Friday that the “evidence clearly puts the ambassador’s wife as a co-author of the crime.”He said Francoise started plotting with her lover to kill the ambassador after the couple had a serious fight three days before Christmas.