The Public Prosecutor's Office of DIAP Faro filed a trial charge against a man and a woman for evidence of several crimes in a case that ended in the death of an elderly man from São Brás de Alportel.
According to the prosecution, on the night of 17 to 18 September 2018, in São Brás de Alportel, when the victim was in the room with the defendant, the defendant entered the victim's house, went to his room, and with the victim still lying in bed, repeatedly hit him with an undetermined instrument until he was killed.
The victim was a 70-year-old man known to the defendant.
Then both defendants will have poured alcohol onto the victim's bed, fired papers, opened the gas hobs and lit a candle, thereby attempting to cause an explosion and a fire to erase the traces.
They also searched the house and took with them the values they found.
According to the MP, both defendants are charged with the crimes of aggravated robbery and attempted fire and the defendant is also charged with the crime of qualified homicide.
The 39-year-old man is in pre-trial detention and the 38-year-old woman is subject to the obligation to periodically appear at the police station and to be banned from leaving her county of residence.
The inquiry was directed by the MP of the 2nd section of Faro of the DIAP Faro, with the assistance of the Judicial Police of Faro.