Brazil’s Supreme Court Confirms Jury Verdict of Acquittal in Femicide Case

A man claimed he stabbed his ex-wife to death after suspecting her of cheating to ^defend his honor.". The jury's verdict of not guilty was upheld by a 3-2 vote of the STF 1st Panel.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, September 29th, the 1st Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) upheld the acquittal of a man who tried to stab his ex-wife to death on suspicion of marriage betrayal by his partner.

In the jury trial held in 2017, the defense argued that the attack had been based on "self-defense of honor," an argument that garnered unanimous support from the jury at the time. A majority of the STF justices understood that the jury's decision is sovereign and may not be altered.

The vote ended 3-2 in favor of . . .

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