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Stabbing death suspect in São Filipe remanded into custody 30 Setembro 2015

São Filipe district court has ordered Euclides da Rosa “Calidam” Pina held in preventive custody pending trial for the stabbing of 33-year-old César “Congresso” Varela Teixeira in the Bletchês district of the city of São Filipe, on the island of Fogo. Pina has been charged with illegal weapon possession and murder.

Pina was taken before a São Filipe district court judge for arraignment, in which he was ordered to await trial in custody. He was taken directly from the courthouse to São Filipe Regional Prison.

The tragedy in question took place on Sunday, September 27, when a disagreement between the two individuals culminated in the victim being stabbed in the left side of his chest, allegedly by the suspect. Teixeira, the victim, was taken to São Filipe Regional Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries, while Pina turned himself in police.

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