Brazilian authorities have released a statement saying that the Greek ambassador to Brazil has been killed by the lover of his wife. Allegedly, the ambassador’s wife met up with her lover and three other suspects at a house in the Rio de Janeiro area. This is the house where the wife supposedly gave the order to have her husband killed.
Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was first reported missing on Monday after he had traveled to the city of Nova Iguacu. This is an area where Amiridis was vacationing during the holidays. He and his wife lived in Brasilia, which is the capital of Brazil. As the police were searching for him, they went to his house in Nova Iguacu and found blood spots on his sofa. They believed this was his blood.
On Friday, Brazilian investigators got a confession from Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho, who is a 29-year-old Brazilian police officer and the lover of the ambassador’s wife. He confessed to killing the ambassador, but he claims it was in self-defense. Filho said the ambassador was fighting with him, and so he strangled the ambassador in order to stop him. However, the evidence contradicts this story because the ambassador’s blood was found on the sofa.
Eduardo de Melo, who is the cousin of Filho, admitted to being a lookout person for his cousin while the killing took place. Melo also said that the ambassador’s 40 year-old wife, Francoise Amiridis, offered him $25,000 for his part in the murder plot. When authorities questioned the wife about this, she denied having any involvement in her husband’s murder. Francoise said that her lover wanted to kill her husband and that she couldn’t stop him from doing it. Unfortunately for her, the evidence shows that she contributed to the murder plot.
So far, a judge has issued an order to have Filho, Melo and Francoise be put on temporary arrest.