Social isolation is standard procedure due to the pandemic. The couple was arrested on Thursday (8) for evidence of doubly qualified homicide, with the use of torture and with no chance of defense for the victim. They deny the crime.
Arrested and taken to different prisons in Rio de Janeiro, city councilman Dr. Jairinho (without a party) and Monique Medeiros, mother of the boy Henry Borel, 4, will be isolated for 14 days before going to cells with other inmates.
As explained by the Secretariat of Penitentiary Administration, the procedure is customary for all prisoners and aims to prevent the spread of Covid-19 inside prisons.
Monique was taken to the Ismael Sirieiro Penal Institute, in Niterói, in the Metropolitan Region, and the councilman was taken to the Pedrolino Werling de Oliveira prison, in the Gericinó Complex, in Bangu, on the west side of the city, they spent the first night in prison.
Also because of the pandemic, neither of them will be able to receive visits, except for lawyers and in specific rooms.
The couple was arrested on Thursday (8) because, according to police, they were trying to hinder investigations into Henry's death. In addition, both are suspected of doubly qualified homicide - with the use of torture and with no chance of defense for the victim. They deny the crime and say there is nothing to be hidden.
Before being taken to the prisons, on Thursday afternoon, the couple screened at the José Frederico Marques Public Prison, in Benfica, in the North Zone - the "gateway" to the prison system.
The couple was found early in the morning, also on Thursday, at the home of an aunt of Doctor Jairinho, in Bangu. Afterwards, the couple testified at the 16th DP (Barra da Tijuca), which investigates the case, underwent a crime and was sent to prison.