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Couple arrested for São Brás murder

Published on 19/02/2019

The Judiciary Police has identified and detained a couple suspected of the murder of Vítor Horta in São Brás de Alportel.

The Police stated that the case, “dates back to 18 September 2018, the day on which the corpse of a man, a septuagenarian, was found by a relative inside his house.”

The man had been violently assaulted and an investigation was launched which resulted in the arrest, five months later, of the two suspects.

The 39-year-old man and the 38-year-old woman, both unemployed, will be heard in court which will decide whether they are to be held in custody or allowed home, pending their trial date.