Brazilian soccer star killed by hired killer

September 25, 2008

Thiago da Silva was only 25 years old and had shot to fame when he played soccer for Vasco de Gama, but now the former star is dead after his ex-girlfriend hired three men to kill him.

Da Silva was currently playing for Estacio de Sa Soccer Club, a lower division team, in Brazil.  He discussed the end of his relationship with his girlfriend, Alyne Padula, and shortly after that was attacked by three men on a soccer field.  He was handcuffed, beaten, and tortured by the three men who, thanks to a statement made by da Silva before he died, were found to be friend of Alyne’s aunt.  Both were arrested and charged with hiring the men to kill Thiago.

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