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Two Convicted of Murdering Brazilian Journalist

RIO DE JANEIRO A jury in the northeastern Brazilian city of Sao Luis on Wednesday convicted two of 11 people accused in the April 2013 murder of political reporter and blogger Decio Sa.

Jonathan Silva, who confessed to firing the shots that killed the journalist, and Marcos Bruno Silva, who was driving the motorcycle used in carrying out the homicide, were sentenced to 25 years and 18 years behind bars, respectively.

Sa, a reporter for the Estado de Maranhao daily, was killed after a series of investigative articles on a criminal gang.

Judge Osmar Gomes dos Santos read the sentences early Wednesday after a three-day trial in Sao Luis, capital of the state of Maranhao.

The 42-year-old Sa was killed on the night of April 23, 2013, at a Sao Luis bar, where he was spending time with friends.

Prosecutors said he was killed over articles he wrote about the murder of businessman Fabio Brasil, who was under investigation for alleged ties to a criminal gang suspected of diverting public funds in several cities in Maranhao state.

They presented evidence linking the two defendants to the criminal gang, while nine other suspects in the case also allegedly belonged to the same outfit.

Also charged in the crime are Jose Raimundo Chaves, jailed on charges of acting as an intermediary between those who masterminded and perpetrated the murder, and police officers Alcides Nunes da Silva and Joel Duran Medeiros, who attended meetings in which the murder was planned.

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