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 . . .