24 year old mechanic Gilmarcam Messine nicknamed Gil was accused of raping and killing 10 year old Kevelim de Souza (some publications named her Kevilin Souza – not sure which one is correct) in the district of Vila Maria, town of Vargem Alta, Espírito Santo state, Brazil so without due process, the residents took justice into their own hands and beat him to death.
On Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013 a mob of about 100 people from the Castelinho neighborhood, three miles from where the alleged crime took place led lynched Gilmarcam Messine through the streets, sat him against a post and clubbed him to death.
The body of Kevilin Souza was found on Tuesday May 28, 2013 in the evening, in the mechanical workshop where Gil worked. The child was found naked, bearing signs of sexual violence and strangulation. Hopefully they got the right guy cause there was no proof that Gilmarcam Messine raped the child, but he was one of the people who worked where she was found and that’s as good a proof as any. Leastways in Brazil it seems to be.