Brazilian prosecutors call for tough sentences in triple Finnish murders

Two men accused of killing three Finns in Brazil last year are about to stand trial for the murders.

Brazilian prosecutors, who say the men shot a Finnish couple and their female friend before dumping their bodies in a sugar field, are demanding tough sentences.

According to TV channel MTV3, the suspects could face 90 years behind bars if convicted, although Brazilian police say they expect sentences of around 30 years each. The 51-year-old businessman and the 58-year-old mechanic have admitted concealing the bodies in the state of Paraiba, northeast Brazil, last December, but deny the murder charges.

The three Finns were shot dead in the couple’s home on 30th December before their bodies were moved to a nearby sugar field. Local police believe that the impending sale of the house was connected to the motive for the murders.

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