They have responsible gun owners in Portugal too and they’re just as trigger happy. Another thing Portugal also has are Da Silvas and they’re just as trigger happy. I find it tragic that a little girl had to witness the death of her father from the arms of her grandfather. Many thanks to Best Gore member hobo for translation of the story:
António Ferreira da Silva (the grandfather, age 67) killed his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, Claudio Rio Mendes (the father of the 4 year old child, age 35) while holding his granddaughter in his arms. The images of the murder, taken from an amateur video, prove that the 4 year old girl witnessed the moment when her father was gunned down. The incident took place on February 6, 2011 in Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal.
The relationship between the grandfather and his son-in-law got on a slippery slope after the young couple separated following the woman’s allegation that the man was abusive. Still, being the father of the child, Claudio wanted to stay with his daughter who was forcibly taken away from him.
Because Claudio was not having any of the shit from the in laws, father of Ana Carriço – his ex pulled out a .32 caliber revolver and popped 6 bullets in his son in law while holding his granddaughter in his arms.
After unloading his gun, the grandfather told the witnesses of murder, which included Claudio’s new girlfriend who was pregnant at the time, that he would turn himself in. What a way for the kid to start off her conscious life.