Note from BW of Brazil: A lot a questions surround this murder that took place in northern Brazil in the last week of 2016. We have facts and we have speculations and we have a possible motive, but that’s not always enough to draw conclusions. I wanted to share this news to simply continue the blog’s occasional coverage of experiences of African immigrants in Brazil.
Angolan shot and killed in Brazil, in front of three-year-old daughter
Walter Etna Duvall (pictured), an Angolan resident in Brazil for about three years, was fatally shot outside his home in the Brazilian state of Pará. The crime happened last Tuesday, the 27th, in front of his 3-year old daughter.
Courtesy of Novo Jornal
According to the Brazilian Civil Police investigating the crime, Walter Etna Duvall, 34, may have been murdered because of the texts he published on a personal blog whose content was markedly critical of the management of the municipality of Abel Figueiredo, located in the southeast of the state of Pará.
Known as a dissenter, Walter wrote articles about the lack of payment of the municipal workers of Abel Figueiredo, as well as about some dysfunctionalities of the municipality, namely in the area of Health and Security.
Married to a Brazilian woman and the father of two girls, Walter was shot in front of his eldest daughter, only three years old, at a time when there was a power outage in the city.
“Walter was sitting in front of his house with his oldest daughter of 3 years, when an unknown man approached and took two shots, one in the head and the other in the chest. Walter tried to run into the house, but eventually fell dead inside the room, where his wife was,” reports the local press.
Source: Novo Jornal