RIO – The investigation carried out in the apartment where the boy Henry Borel Medeiros, 4 years old, lived, found in samples collected from the wall of the room stains that suggest blood. The fragments of wallpaper were sent to the Institute of Forensics and Research in Forensic Genetics (IPPGF) for eventual DNA examination. Technicians, who had access to the collected material, consider the hypothesis of dealing with blood stains to be reasonable. The six samples – five suspicions and one already discarded – are part of a batch collected in the boy’s room and bedroom. Two of them, according to the expert, have small spots of reddish color, one of orange color, a brownish color and a fifth of black color.
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A generic blood test on the samples, carried out with a luminol reagent, was negative, but experts prefer to wait for a more sophisticated laboratory examination. The collection of samples generated a report produced on Wednesday, the 31st, and which adds to the investigations conducted by the 16th Police Precinct, in Barra da Tijuca, to investigate the circumstances of the boy’s death. Henry lived in apartment 203, in block I, of the Majestic condominium, in Cidade Jardim, in the West Zone of Rio, which is legally banned.
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On the afternoon of this Thursday, the 1st, a simulated reproduction takes place in the apartment where the boy’s mother, teacher Monique Medeiros da Costa e Silva, and Dr. Jairinho (Solidariedade) lived with Henry. The boy’s mother and stepfather will present to the experts of the Instituto Médico Legal (IML) and the Carlos Éboli Institute of Criminalistics (ICCE) and to the policemen of the 16th DP (Barra da Tijuca) their version of what happened on the last day 8 March, when, at 3:30 am, the child died at the Barra D’Or Hospital. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ), through the 1st Prosecutor’s Office for Territorial Criminal Investigation in the Zona Sul and Barra da Tijuca area, also participates in the reproduction and monitors the investigations.
On Wednesday night, the 31st, Judge Paulo Roberto Sampaio Jangutta denied, on duty, a habeas corpus with three requests made by lawyer André França Barreto, who defends the mother of the child and Dr. Jairinho. The couple pleaded to send the inquiry that investigates the death of Henry from the 16th DP (Barra da Tijuca) to the Homicide Division; suspension of investigations; and postponing the simulated reproduction of the case.
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In the petition, the lawyer alleged that, like the precautionary measures, such as the seizure of cell phones, delegate Henrique Damasceno was requested to judge the Second Criminal Court of the Rio de Janeiro Court, with a jury assignment – that is, of willful crimes against the life, the investigation must be the responsibility of the police station specialized in the matter (Homicide Division of the Capital).
Connection to the governor after death
Dr. Jairinho, who is one of those investigated for the death of the boy Henry, called the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro, on March 8 to report what happened. This is what the columnist for the newspaper O GLOBO, Lauro Jardim, revealed. According to him, the call came after the child’s death and before the case reached the news. In the call, the acting governor reportedly said he would not be involved in the matter. In a note, the acting governor of Rio, Cláudio Castro, admitted that he received the call from Henry’s stepfather and said that “he just explained to the councilman that the matter would be dealt with by the police station responsible for the investigation and ended the call.”
“Governor Cláudio Castro confirms that he received a call from councilman Doctor Jairinho hours before the case involving the boy Henry gained repercussion in the media. On the phone, on hearing the fact, Castro simply explained to the councilman that the matter would be dealt with by police station responsible for the investigation and ended the call. The acting governor reiterates that he has always guaranteed total autonomy to the Civil Police and that he does not interfere in investigations “, says the note sent by the State Government of Rio.
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