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Brazilian club signs former Flamengo goalkeeper convicted of murder

IANS logoIANS 11-03-2017

The 32-year-old, who has not played competitively for seven years, agreed to a two-year deal with the team from Minas Gerais state, club officials said on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Fernandes was sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2013 for participating in the murder of his former girlfriend Eliza Samudio.

He was released on February 24 after being granted a writ of habeas corpus by a Supreme Court judge. No date has been set for the appeal hearing.

Fernandes' career has included spells at Atletico Mineiro, Corinthians and Flamengo. In 2009 he was captain of the Flamengo team that won the Brazilian top-division, the Serie A championship.

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