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Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  Susan on Sat 20 Sep - 20:09

Joana Cipriano was an eight-year-old Portuguese girl who disappeared from the village of Figueira, near Portimão, in the Portuguese region of the Algarve on 12 September 2004. After criminal investigation, she was later assumed to have been murdered, though her body was never found.

The investigation by the Portuguese Judiciary Police (Polícia Judiciária - PJ) ended with the conviction for murder of Leonor and João Cipriano, Joana's mother and uncle. The prosecution claimed that Joana was killed because she saw her mother and João Cipriano, her mother's brother, having incestuous sex, in accordance with the testimony of the stepfather of Leandro Silva, the common-law husband of Leonor Cipriano. Leonor Cipriano confessed to killing her daughter. Her uncle confessed to having beaten her up after which she stood "quiet on the floor". He said he cut his niece's body in small pieces, put her in a fridge box, then put her inside an old car that was taken to Spain to be crushed and burned. When he was asked if he had sexually abused his niece he said in the presence of his lawyer "I did not harm her, I only killed her".


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Post  Susan on Sat 20 Sep - 20:10

WARNING - SOME SENSITIVE MATERIAL IN ALL THREE POSTINGS

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With the help of Paulo Reis from 'Gazeta Digital', let us have a look at a few relevant facts about the Leonor Cipriano case, and Amaral's role in solving it. Here's his article from September 2007, reproduced in full:

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The truth about Leonor Cipriano (mother of "another missing girl"…) "beaten" and "tortured" by Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral

There’s a 'killer' on the road, and his name is "Amaral Lector". This is what most readers of British Media should think, after what was published by tabloids like Daily Express and Daily Mail, about Portuguese CID Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral, the man in charge of the investigation of Madeleine disappearance.

That 'killer', Gonçalo Amaral, has tortured a poor mother of 'another missing girl', (a girl that vanished like Madeleine McCann, right?) as Daily Express wrote. Several emails and comments posted at my page reflected the conclusion their authors arrived, after being so accurately and precisely informed by British journalist about what happened to Joana, an eight years old girl, daughter of Leonor Cipriano, the poor mother tortured by 'Amaral Lector'.

What most British journalists forget to mention - never allow truth or reality to kill a good story, of course - was a couple of 'small' details that, if mentioned, would transform those good headlines into nothing. So, let’s take a look at some facts about that 'another missing girl':

1 – Joana Cipriano vanished from a small place 6 milers aeway from the outskirts of Portimão. Last time somebody saw her, she was on her way to a local groceries shop;

2 - Her mother, Leonor Cipriano, only reported to Police her daughter has disappeared two days after;

3 – After a long and difficult investigation, headed by Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral, Leonor Cipriano and her brother were accused of murdering the eight years old child;

4 – The body of Joana Cipriano was never found, but samples of her blood were found in her mother refrigerator;

5 – Her mother justified those samples of blood admitting she had beaten Joana, for some reason, she was hurt and she blooded from her nose;

6 – Leonor Cipriano and her brother, who had a incestuous relationship, were sentenced to 16 years in jail, for the murder of her daughter and neice;

7 – Before the trial, Leonor Cipriano accused five CID officers of beating her, trying to extract a confession. She named the five CID officers, and included Chief-Inspector Gonçalo ('Amaral Lector', according to British tabloids);

8 – The Public Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal investigation and ordered a police line-up, with the CID officers named and accused by Leonor Cipriano of beating her;

9 – The line-up took place with Leonor Cipriano behind a two-way mirror and she couldn’t recognize any of the aggressors;

10 – The Public Prosecutor’s Office magistrate that was in charge of the criminal investigation decided to accuse the five CID officers, but didn’t mentiond, in the accusation sent to the Court, that Leonor Cipriano couldn’t identify any of the aggressors, in the police line-up;

11 – Leonor Cipriano never confessed the murder of her own daughter. Her brother, in a letter written from jail, accused Leonor Cipriano of selling her daughter;

12 – Police is convinced (and the jurors at the trial found enough evidence to pass a verdict of guilty) that Leonor Cipriano and her brother were found, by Joana, having sexual relations, when she came home, back from the groceries shop. As Leonor Cipriano had a lover, at the time, they were afraid she would tell him what she saw;

13 – So, they beat her, in order to frighten her and keep her mouth shut up;

14 – Perhaps accidentally, they beat her so violently that they killed her. So, they decided to get rid of he body and cut it in pieces, keeping some of them in the freezer, while they gave the other pieces to be eaten by pigs (this is what police believes is the strongest possibility, because there was no other trace of Joana Cipriano, apart from the blood samples in her mother's freezer);

15 – The body of Joana Cipriano was never found.

And so, here we have a terrible story of a dysfunctional family, a child murdered and a very difficult police investigation. The only thing – in my humble opinion - that has some similarity with Madeleine McCann disappearance is the fact that the person in charge of Madeleine’s case is the same that successfully headed Joana Cipriano investigation: CID Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral.

And success, in Joana’s case, is clear: the murderers were found, accused, went to court, they were sentenced, they appealed the sentence and the Portuguese Supreme Court reduced them to 16 years of jail to both of them – the mother, Leonor Cipriano and her brother, for the murder of her daughter and neice, eight year old Joana Cipriano.

If many 'consumers' of the British media have another idea, that’s because most British journalists covering Madeleine McCann abduction strongly believe that truth never should be allowed to 'kill' a good story. Even if it means destroying the reputation of an experienced CID Chief-Inspector.

"And what’s the problem?" – I imagine my British colleagues asking themselves this question, with a pint of Guinness in the hand, enjoying the sunshine at Praia da Luz. "The guy isn’t even British, he’s just a Portuguese..."

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Post  Susan on Sat 20 Sep - 20:11

More on the Briitsh Press, Goncalo Amaral, and the Cipriano case (from Joana Morais)

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Here is more on the case against Leonor Cipriano, written by a young Portuguese woman, Joana Morais, who has for no personal gain but for reasons of strong conviction, maintained an informative blog on the Madeleine McCann case, bringing to light many Portuguese sources of information.

Here's her 'take' on Amaral and the Copriano case.

I've lightly edited it for three reasons:

1) to reduce the length
2) to remove the most sensitive and frankly depraved, stomach-churning and wicked parts of the evidence, and
3) in places, to slightly improve still further Joana's already excellent English:

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QUOTE FROM JOANA MORAIS' BLOGSPOT:

Introduction

As some of you are aware, Gonçalo Amaral keeps being smeared in the British Media over Joana Ciprano's Mother- Leonor Cipriano, who is in jail after killing her 8 year old daughter. On the other day I tried to explain to a poster in a Forum, my views on the Joana Cipriano case and why did the British media keep misinforming the public not telling the full story, and used Leonor Cipriano, a monstrous infanticider, to attack and undermine the PJ's credibility.

Here is that story, not suitable for sensitive readers, for a better understanding of the PJ in the Madeleine McCann and Joana Cipriano cases, and regarding the smears against Gonçalo Amaral - in effect, my answer to the poster who said she didn't trust Amaral:

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"Do you know Mr. Amaral personally? Or are you judging him from what you read the British tabloids- a.k.a. gutter press a.k.a. McCanns’ media? What do you know about him, the Judiciary Police or the system of justice in Portugal?

Amaral's Book

I’ll give you my opinion regarding the book ‘The Truth about the Lie’ – ‘Verdade da Mentira’.

It is going to explain the whole lie that was created and to put in question the institutions that investigated and that are connected to the case.

Changes to the Portuguese Judicial Sytem

The fact is that the Judiciary Police Organic (Structural) Law took almost 2 years to be promulgated, after it was approved at the “Concelho de Ministros” - ‘Council of Ministers’. That huge delay undermined and affected greatly the work of the PJ. It was passed on 10th April 2008 with the votes of the PS (Socialist Party) only.

The law in itself would and will close some of the Police departments, like the DIC in Faro, and others in Portugal.

Some elements like Paulo Rebelo, Gonçalo Amaral even asked for their resignations as PJ Chief inspectors and coordinators of Portimão’s DIC as a way to express that they were not pleased.

The Judiciary Police, though it has a union - ASFIC, the Criminal Investigation Officers' Union - led by Carlos Anjos, is severely paralysed by the lack of means and the lack of payment of overtimes: there are investigations that are doing the minimum services.

Another fact that Mr.Gonçalo Amaral is going to probably explore in his book is why Alípio Ribeiro, national PJ’s director, who talked to the medi, was supported by Alberto Costa, the Minister of Justice, and not sacked like Gonçalo Amaral, who was removed from the Madeleine McCann investigation, and like Olegário de Sousa, the PJ’s PR, who was taken off the case for speaking “too much to the media”. There are more internal situations which would be hard to explain to foreigners but now maybe you understand a bit better the reason for the book. Freedom of speech, democracy, dignity, morals are not empty words in Portugal.

About the Cipriano case, and for those who defend neglectful parents

Why do you defend child-killers and paedophiles like Leonor and João Cipriano?

Did you know that Joana’s blood was found inside the freezer of the Cipriano’s house, on a T-shirt, on another shirt, and on the sofa?

Did you know that it was confirmed by laboratory analyses that some of Joana’s clothes (like her knickers) had traces of sperm and blood, that her bed had traces of sperm?

That Leonor and João Cipriano were brothers and had sex with each other?

That João Cipriano explained step by step how he carved up Joana’s body and how they gave her body parts to the pigs (who eat everything). Did you know that? Or are you defending something which cannot be defended? Where are your morals, do you have ANY left? Can you imagine the suffering of a little girl being raped and buggered?

Did you know that there was a line up of all the Police Officers that Leonor Cipriano accused allegedly of torture, and she failed to recognize any one of those officers?

Did you know that Leonor gave several contradictory statements to the Portuguese Media in a similar way to the McCanns, crying and everything?

Did you know that only after a year in jail, she stated that Joana wasn’t dead, but had been sold by a uncle who had drug problems.

Did you know that in court she never showed any remorse while the video of the carving of Joana’s body, re-enacted by her brother, João Cipriano, was displayed?

Did you know that Leonor Cipriano only reported to the Police the disappearance of her 8-year-old daughter, Joana, after 2 days, and she then gave several interviews to the media and newspapers?

Did you know that the chief prosecutor, Pinheiro, described João Cipriano as “a man who has contempt for human life, psychopathic tendencies and difficulty in controlling impulses”. And referred to Joana’s mother’s “emotional instability, insensitivity and disregard for other people’s needs”.

Leonor showed no emotion when gruesome summary of the case was read out. She only reacted when Pinheiro announced that he was pressing for a 24-year jail term for both defendants. The she sobbed uncontrollably.

Pinheiro explained why his team was pressing for such a long sentence: “The defendants’ guilt is heightened by their cold and calculating behaviour after their child’s death, as well as the devious manoeuvres they adopted to conceal the crime,” he said.

The trial included key testimony from Joana’s stepfather, António Leandro, who related that Leonor had confided to him that she had had a sexual relationship with her brother. He also told the court that during this conversation, which took place a few days after Joana’s disappearance, at judicial police headquarters, Leonor had confided to him that she and her brother had killed the little girl.

A key element of the prosecution’s case rests on the fact that the couple dismembered the girl’s corpse. António Leandro, confronted with photographs of tools allegedly used by the couple, said he recognised a saw he had kept at home. In the video-taped confession, João Cipriano admitted that the body of the girl was dismembered and placed in a refrigerated trunk. A doctor involved in the case, Albino Santana dos Santos, conceded that body parts, matching the size of a girl of Joana’s height, could have been stuffed inside the trunk.

The disgraceful conduct of the British press - and the hidden truth of Portuguese/British cover-up of the case

The British press have hidden the truth and defamed Gonçalo Amaral, spinning only parts of the Cipriano case. And the reasons that caused the British Press to take that stance and maintain a racist editorial policy is relevant to an understanding of the development of the Madeleine McCann case in the media. The abuse of the press calling a CID Inspector a ‘pig’, ‘fat’, ‘lazy’, ‘drunk’ was without a doubt an attempt to undermine Amaral’s reputation and an attack on the Judiciary Portuguese Police. It’s not even ethical - in any journalist’s code - to express systematically such biased opinions and sometimes even lies, manipulating the general British public and setting off a war of words between two countries.

Speaking personally, I myself felt desperate at times, not understanding the reasons behind the support given to the McCanns by the British press and the British authorities. I even felt disgusted and embarrassed with Alípio Ribeiro's attack in the media on the PJ officers handling the case and then the Minister of Justice, Alberto Costa, supporting Alípio after Olegário de Sousa and Gonçalo Amaral were removed from the case, for apparently the same exact reasons.

Worst of all was when we knew that our Prime Minister José Socrates and Gordon Brown talked about this case, and it was obvious then, for most of the Portuguese citizens, that Gordon Brown's involvement and pressure in this case could almost undoubtedly mean the McCanns would never be considered guilty.

Sometimes I felt like dropping everything and closing my eyes to all the injustice, racism, media attacks - but then I found out that I'm very proud of my small and beautiful country and even prouder of our people and history; and though writing a blog and putting my self at risk using my real name, I'll keep on defending my country. Unlike others who are in the government and in the right positions to do so but seem to be cowards."

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By Tony Bennett

Post  Susan on Sat 20 Sep - 20:11

Still more from the pen of Joana Morais on the Cipriano case, though in this case it is a summary of the contents of a book on the case written by someone else:

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THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC DETAILS

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The story is about a team of three investigators from the PJ in Lisbon, who are called in to the Joana case almost a month after the child went missing. Joana was last seen at a small cafe in the village where she lived, Figueira, on the early evening of September 12, 2004. She was sent by her mother to buy some cans of tuna and a package of milk. She was reported missing by her mother and her partner the next day, at the GNR station in Portimão.

When the three PJ members from Lisbon are called in, Joana's mother Leonor Cipriano and her uncle João Cipriano (Leonor's brother) are in preventive custody, suspected of killing Joana and of concealing her body. The three inspectors from Lisbon - Cristóvão, Marques Bom and Leonel - are brought in to help with their interrogations, as João Cipriano has confessed to killing his niece, and then has led the Faro inspectors on several wild goose chases, claiming to show them where the body is, but the PJ always return empty-handed.

The triad arrives in Faro and immediately meets Guilhermino da Encarnação, the director of PJ in the Algarve, and Gonçalo Amaral, who is leading the investigation into the Joana case. They are visibly exhausted, and they welcome the help from Lisbon, as their personnel has hit a dead end, and have exhausted all their resources.

The interrogations begin almost immediately, and Cristóvão soon notices that João Cipriano, who seems to be a rather primitive character, is actually very smart in an uneducated way. He has developed defences over the many hours of tentative interrogations that were performed by PJ investigators before. So Cristóvão tries a different path, by apparently befriending João, and deliberately ignoring his attempts to lead him in yet another outing to supposedly show him where Joana's body has been hidden.

Leonor is also interrogated by Cristóvão. The picture of the Cipriano family starts to draw itself. The siblings - João has a twin sister - admit to having sexual intercourse with each other as if this was absolutely normal. Leonor has an array of children from different partners which include a teenage daughter who cannot even bear to hear her mother's name. They have never experienced a stable family environment, being utterly incapable of thinking about anyone else except themselves.

Leonor lives with a man, Leandro, in a house in Figueira. There is one bedroom that is used by Leonor, Leandro and their 2 small children.

The other room was shared by Joana and a male adult friend of Leandro, Carlos. Joana adored her mother, in spite of all the abuse she suffers at her mother's hands. Leonor often sent Joana at 3 or 4 a.m. to walk to a nearby cake factory, because Leonor likes to eat warm cakes. Joana draws cardboard hearts where she writes that she loves her mother.

Gradually, an even more sinister picture starts to emerge. The detectives soon discover that João has several different sex partners apart from his sisters. A more or less regular partner confides that she has to have sex with him even [withheld], because she is terrified of what he would do to her if she refused. Leonor is also visibly afraid of João's temper, and she obeys him blindly. Once left alone in an interrogation room with João, the detectives overhear a conversation where João tells Leonor that they must now tell everyone that a mysterious Spanish man took Joana away.

During one of the interrogations, João, who has mood shifts, ends up confessing voluntarily to having beaten Joana, who hit a wall with her head and collapsed dead on the floor. He says he was having sex with Leonor while the girl had been out on her errand, but Joana returned and saw them. She said she would tell Leandro about what she saw. The child tried to run out of the house, but was dragged back in by João and Leonor.

Leonor slapped her, and then João also slapped the girl. The child flew against a wall, bumped her head and dropped dead on the floor. He then cut up her body and stored it in plastic bags in the family's freezer. Cristóvão, the detective who is interrogating him, asked some specific questions about the process of cutting.

João's answers chillingly detail the process, including correct information about the difficulty in separating certain joints. He also tells Cristóvão that all 4 adults - João, Leonor, Leandro and Carlos - ended up knowing that Joana was dead, as he and Leonor showed the bags in the freezer to Leandro and Carlos when they arrived home, later that evening. João later repeats his confession in the presence of his lawyer, and duly signs it.

The detectives return to Figueira, now with a forensics team, to check whether the information that João has given them yields some traces of evidence. Their discoveries turn out to be much more than they bargained for. They discover the orange flip-flops that Joana was supposedly wearing the evening she vanished. Then they turn the uv light to the wall where João told them the child had hit her head before collapsing dead on the floor.

Her face is clearly 'drawn' on the wall, also two small hands that left a trace that goes down the wall, showing Joana's last movement.

They also discover the prints of her hands on the frame of the house's outer door, that were left there at the moment when she tried to escape. João had told Cristóvão how Joana had tried to cling to the door frame, and they had to pull her back in by her legs. Everything is photographed.

On the sofa where allegedly João was having sex with his sister, no traces of bodily fluids were found. But the forensics team detects blood residues on one of the sofa's feet. They also discover several traces of sperm on a bedcover that is on Joana's bed, as well as on the pillows and on the wall next to the bed. Everything is taken by the forensics team, to be tested in their lab.

Meanwhile, the investigators watch a video capture that was made by an amateur videographer who was filming a local festivity on the evening of September 12, the evening that Joana disappeared. Leandro, Leonor's partner, is coincidentally captured on tape. At that time, he is supposedly searching the area for Joana, as all four adults had stated earlier. But the camera films Leandro at the bar, having a beer. He is not searching for anyone. He has hid head hanging, his eyes focused on the ground, with a deeply sad demeanour about him.

Back in Faro, at the PJ's offices, detective Cristóvão confronts Leonor with what João has told them about the child's death. He omits the part of the body being dismembered. Leonor thinks her partner, Leandro, has denounced her to the police. She finally starts to cry and tells the detective that João cut the body up, and put the pieces inside bags, and into the freezer. Marques Bom takes Leonor away into another room, while Cristóvão writes down what happened.

Leonor will have to repeat everything later, in the presence of a lawyer, to validate her confession.

As Cristóvão is finishing his report, he hears a commotion outside. He finds Marques Bom and another detective, Antonio, on the floor of the staircase, with Leonor. Gonçalo Amaral also arrives to see what the noise is about. Marques Bom says Leonor asked to go to the toilet, so they stood outside the toilet's door and waited for her to come out. But she opened the door, raced past the detectives towards the stairwell and tried to jump off the railing. They managed to prevent her from jumping, but she then threw herself off the stairs.

Leonor is brought back to the prison. During the night, Cristóvão receives a phone call informing that Leonor has a bump on her head that is swelling up, so two other detectives take her to a local medical centre. The doctor who examines her says the bump is not serious, but there is an internal blood spill and the woman should rest lying down, to prevent the blood from descending into the eye area. They take the woman back to prison. Later on, Leonor will be counselled by someone at the prison to press charges against the detectives, saying they beat her in order to extract a confession.

The picture that is later published in several newspapers shows blood around her eyes, but absolutely no trauma to the eye area. Leonor will also later fail to identify Marques Bom and Leonel at a line-up. She will identify Cristóvão, who was the element that spent most time interrogating her, but she will state formally that Cristóvão never hit her.

A few days later, Cristóvão receives a phone call from Teresa, the forensics team leader that went with the detectives to the house in Figueira. She has results from the tests: the blood that was found on the foot of the sofa, is from one of Leonor's children. But it is not from Joana, nor from the 2 small children that live in the house, and not from her teenage daughter, either. The blood comes from a descendant of Leonor, but none of the known children matches the DNA profile. The residues that were collected from Joana's bed and from the wall next to her bed don't give conclusive results. The blood sample that was detected in the freezer is human, but it is impossible to extract DNA from the sample.

Meanwhile, the detectives talk to a convict in another prison, who shared a cell with João when he was imprisoned years earlier for violence. The convict had spoken to João about the crime that he had committed, the homicide of a man, and he had told him that his biggest mistake had been to tell the police where they could find the body of the man he had killed. This convict had taught João that nobody could be convicted without a corpse, and he had also taught João about the art of 'The Triangle.

To kill in one location; to dump the body at another location; and finally to move into another location. On a map, these 3 locations form a triangle.

The investigators remember that João had confessed to killing in Figueira. He had then gone to the junk yard that Leonor's partner Leonel operates. And finally, he had gone to his twin sister's house. This constituted a triangle.

The detectives bring João into the PJ's offices once again. Cristóvão sits in front of him, and draws a triangle on a sheet of paper. João smiles and completes the drawing with three names, one at each vertex of the triangle: Figueira, Junk yard and Casa Alta, the location where his twin sister lives. The investigators know they must go to the junkyard. They drive there with João. He tells them he placed the bags inside a red car that was going to be pressed and destroyed, but the car is not there anymore.

Later, an informant that wanted to remain anonymous tells the investigators that he saw Leandro and Carlos, on the day after Joana disappeared, driving their truck with an old red car on top of it. They went into the direction of Spain, and the informant thought it was odd because a Spanish foundry came to the junk yard regularly every month to pick up the cars for disposal. They had no apparent need to drive an old car into the Spanish foundry, as they could wait for the regular pick-up. The detectives go into Spain and visit the foundry. The place is huge, and the detectives decide they need to go back to Faro and formally ask the Spanish authorities for help.

But when they arrive back in Faro, they are summoned to return to Lisbon immediately. They were taken off the case because Leonor has filed a complaint against them for assault.

On November 11, 2005, the Portimão court condemned Leonor Cipriano to a sentence of 20 years and 4 months in prison, and João Cipriano to 19 years and 2 months in prison, for qualified homicide and concealment of the body of Joana Cipriano.

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Inspectors that stand accused of beating Leonor Cipriano go on trial

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Faro: Inspectors that stand accused of beating Leonor Cipriano go on trial

Jurors known on the 17th of October

The jurors who will judge the five PJ inspectors that stand accused by Leonor Cipriano – who was condemned over the homicide of her daughter Joana – of aggression, forgery of document and omission of denunciation will be chosen on the 17th of October. But the fact that all the accusations are gathered in the same process may delay the start of the trial.

“The law does not allow for the crime of forgery of document to be tried by jurors”, defends António Pragal Colaço, the lawyer of four of the inspectors, “the judge decided to gather all the accusations together, but there is a request at the Appeals Court in Évora that will decide whether that can be done or not”. If the decision is against the joint trial, Pragal Colaço admits that he doesn’t know what will happen. “Maybe it has to start all over again”, he considers.

Yesterday, at the Court in Faro, 18 possible jurors were chosen by draw. On the 17th of October, they will be questioned by the Public Ministry, by Leonor’s lawyer, João Grade, and by the two defense lawyers, Pragal Colaço and António Cabrita. From this group, four jurors and four substitute jurors will emerge.

Pragal Colaço represents inspectors Leonel Lopes, Pereira Cristóvão and Marques Bom (accused of torture), as well as Nunes Cardoso (forgery of documents). The fifth arguido, Gonçalo Amaral (omission of denunciation), is represented by António Cabrita.

Leonor, the mother of Joana, says she was beaten on the 14th of October 2004, during questioning at the PJ in Faro, when her daughter’s disappearance was under investigation.

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Separation – António Cabrita considers that the accusations can be tried together, but if they are not, he admits “a separation of the processes”.

Trial – The start of the trial of the five inspectors, according to what CM had reported already, is scheduled for the 24th of October at the Faro Court.

Report – In a report, Marcos Aragão Correia, a lawyer for the Association Against Exclusion Through Development, says he believes that Leonor Cipriano was beaten.


source: Correio da Manhã, 23.09.2008
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Re: Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  Susan on Tue 23 Sep - 10:56

Marcos Aragão Correia from Funchal had sponsored searches for Madeleine at the Arade dam six weeks ago, acting on a tip-off he says he received from the underworld. Nothing was found at the time, but he decided to return this week with additional divers to cover a greater area.


What a co-incidence this lawyer was the one who said Maddie was raped and murdered and now he's representing the "monster"

Didnt he then get offered a job by M3? Was this the job? I hope the McCanns arent using the fund money to pay this lawyer to represent this "Monster"

I'm sure they wouldnt do that would they????

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Post  pm on Thu 25 Sep - 9:50

is time for you to know some details about Joana

1. she slept in her room with a man - Leandro friend

2. PJ didn´t find one single underpants of Joana

3. She never laugh or sing at school - who have kids know the importance of this

4. every night, the little one walked 5 km to buy hot bread to the monster and CO

5. her best and unique friend was a girl, her cousin with 16 years old
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Marcos Aragão Correia - a vision on Cipriano case

Post  pm on Thu 9 Oct - 17:06

Marcos Aragão Correia, who has promoted himself as a protagonist in the Madeleine McCann case, will be the new lawyer for Leonor Cipriano in the process against the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) inspectors that stand accused of having tortured the mother of Joana Cipriano.

The Portuguese Public Ministry accuses three PJ inspectors of having tortured Joana Cipriano’s mother during questioning, one stands accused of document forgery and the fifth one, Gonçalo Amaral, stands accused of non-assistance and of omitting a denunciation.

Marcos Aragão, who replaces João Grade, is the lawyer who judicially cited the Portuguese postal services, accusing them of failing to deliver by hand a registered postal item that was addressed to the McCanns, which according to him indicated leads that might help the inquiry. Marcos Aragão, in contact with the detective agency Método 3, then launched searches in the Arade reservoir, a few kilometers away from the location where Madeleine McCann disappeared, failing to find anything except for garbage and some animal bones.

Initially, the lawyer pretended to hold information concerning the whereabouts of Madeleine’s cadaver, but ended up recognising that the searches in the Arade reservoir – the lead that he had attempted to communicate to the McCanns – had been carried out after a vision that he had experienced, concerning the disappearance of the little British girl.

The lawyer was already known within the case as being the author of a report from the Association Against Exclusion through Development (ACED), which was published in April this year, supporting the existence of a crime of torture that was perpetrated by PJ agents. Said report, which contradicts the declarations made by Leonor Cipriano – who has not stopped changing her version after this process started – accuses Gonçalo Amaral of having been present at the moment of the alleged aggression. The former coordinator of the Criminal Investigation Department of the PJ in Portimão has thus decided to judicially sue the lawyer.

A process that underlines the conflict between the Public Ministry and the PJ

Gonçalo Amaral, the former coordinator of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) in Portimão, stands accused by the Public Ministry of non-assistance and of failing to report the alleged aggressions from the PJ inspectors against Leonor Cipriano.

After Joana Cipriano disappeared on the 12th of September 2004, her mother, Leonor, and her uncle, João, have been condemned to 16 years of imprisonment over the crimes of homicide and concealment of a cadaver. (read details here).

According to the inspectors’ testimony, after her interrogation, Joana’s mother succeeded in escaping the inspectors’ attention and, claiming that she wanted to commit suicide, threw herself down the stairs. The inspectors then took the injured woman to see a doctor, and returned her to prison.

A letter from another prisoner, which was addressed to the authorities after the accusations were filed against the inspectors, sustains that version: according to that testimony, Joana’s mother confessed to her inmates that she fell down the stairs, but that after a meeting with the prison’s director, she changed her version, stating that she had been tortured and that she was counting on receiving compensation.

Confronted with Gonçalo Amaral, Leonor Cipriano confirmed that the former coordinator of the PJ’s CID in Portimão had never hurt her. Despite several confrontations with the other inspectors, Joana’s mother never succeeded in identifying them as her abusers, which didn’t prevent the prosecutor from advancing the process, while admitting himself that he could not guarantee that these were good inspectors or the aggression had actually ever taken place.

source: SOS Maddie, 09.10.2008

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Re: Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  Susan on Thu 9 Oct - 18:05

According to the inspectors’ testimony, after her interrogation, Joana’s mother succeeded in escaping the inspectors’ attention and, claiming that she wanted to commit suicide, threw herself down the stairs. The inspectors then took the injured woman to see a doctor, and returned her to prison.

A letter from another prisoner, which was addressed to the authorities after the accusations were filed against the inspectors, sustains that version: according to that testimony, Joana’s mother confessed to her inmates that she fell down the stairs, but that after a meeting with the prison’s director, she changed her version, stating that she had been tortured and that she was counting on receiving compensation.


Well she sounds alot like Kate McCann.....she keeps changing her story and is also trying to make a quick buck!

Also thats a huge coincidence using the same lawyer that said Maddie was in the reservoir and then worked with M3 and now he's also helping out the monster to get back at Amaral!

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Cipriano Case: The Joana case Returns to Court

Post  Susan on Sat 18 Oct - 20:22

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António Pragal Colaço, the lawyer defending the Lisbon-based Polícia Judiciária (PJ) inspectors who have been accused by the public prosecutor of having tortured Leonor Cipriano, told journalists that his clients will be tried “for a political reason”.

Inspectors Leonel Marques, Pereira Cristóvão and Paulo Bom are accused of torture. The fourth, António Cardoso, is accused of falsifying documents for having allegedly lied in the report of what had happened to Joana’s mother.

Joana’s mother has never accused Gonçalo Amaral - the only inspector from the Algarve PJ headquarters - of aggression, as several British media have claimed in an attempt to draw a parallel between the Cipriano and the Madeleine McCann cases. The inspector, who is still waiting to hear whether he will face trial or not, is being heard in court for not having reported the alleged attack. However, despite the fact that Gonçalo Amaral coordinated the investigation, his lawyer, Antonio Cabrita, considers that he does not have “the obligation to know everything”. As he pointed out, if this were the case, then the PJ’s national and assistant national directors would also have to be charged.



Following the preliminary session last Monday at the court in Faro, the judge, Ana Lucia Cruz, has ten days to decide which inspectors will face trial and for what charges.

While Leonor Cipriano, sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter, claims to have been attacked and tortured by three Lisbon inspectors, the PJ has always affirmed that Joana’s mother wanted to commit suicide by throwing herself from the top of the stairs.

The lawyer of the three inspectors accused of torture made reference to a French physician’s report on Diana’s death in Paris in 1997, which confirmed that injuries to the princess’s eyes and face were caused as a result of her car accident. This thus reinforces the possibility that the bruises on Leonor Cipriano’s face could have resulted from her suicide attempt, as the inspectors have always claimed.

Joana’s death

Joana Isabel Cipriano Guerreiro was eight years old the day she disappeared. Her mother and her uncle were tried and sentenced for her death despite the fact that the body was never found.

One month after Joana’s disappearance, the PJ’s national director decided to send three inspectors to Faro to find Joana. By this time her mother and uncle had already confessed to the crime, but had not revealed where her body was. Leonor and João Cipriano were again questioned, but revealed nothing further concerning the body’s whereabouts.

The enquiry revealed that João, Joana’s uncle, is a manipulator and is violent under the influence of alcohol. On the day his niece disappeared, he had spent the afternoon drinking. João and Leonor are part of a family that people in the neighbourhood describe as very strange, with an alleged history “of sexual relationships between the children (brothers and sisters) and their parents, domestic violence and possible consanguinity.”

According to the enquiry, João had had a sexual relationship with both his twin sister, Anabela, and with Leonor, whose mother had forced her into prostitution. At the time of the event, Leonor had three children living with her (including Joana) and a fourth one with whom she was no longer in contact.

To explain their crime, João and Leonor Cipriano stated that Joana had seen them having sex and threatened to report it to her stepfather. The PJ did not accept this explanation as their enquiry pointed to the fact that Joana loved her mother and would probably have kept quiet about the incident.

The investigation concluded that João had raped his niece in front of her passive mother, and that they both beaten the child, thus causing her death. This would explain why they hid the body: João preferred to admit that he had killed Joana rather than to say that he had raped her. Without the body there would be no possibility of proving rape.

João Cipriano admitted aggressing Joana, first to the inspectors and later to his lawyer, and that she “remained on the floor without moving”. However, while the mother pretended to search for her daughter with her boyfriend, he also admitted that he was the one who chopped up the body, hid it in a car that was to go to a scrap-yard, which was then taken to Spain where it was burned and compacted.

This is the account that João Cipriano gave to the inspectors and repeated the next day in the presence of his lawyer. But when they asked him whether he had abused his niece, he answered indignantly: “I didn’t harm her, I just killed her.”


Forensic scientists found the sandals that her mother had said Joana was wearing at the time of her disappearance in the little girl’s home. They also found traces of her face and her hands on the walls, which confirmed her uncle’s statements. Traces of blood were found on the floor and in the refrigerator where João said he had kept the body before moving it to the car. Biological traces - possibly of sperm - were found in Joana’s bed and in a pair of the child’s underwear.

Thinking that João had already confessed, Leonor admitted the facts during her interrogation, and then turned to a photograph of Joana that was stuck on the wall, asking her for forgiveness.

She allegedly then became uncontrollable and shouted that she wanted to kill herself. It appears that the inspector was still busy writing the interrogation report when he heard shouting. According to this inspector, his colleagues told him that Leonor had attempted suicide by throwing herself down the stairs. She was examined by a doctor and then remanded in custody.

The following day the police received an anonymous phone call informing them that people inside the prison were trying to convince Leonor to say that she had been attacked by the inspectors: the prison director sent a letter with photographs of Leonor to the national director of the PJ and to the press, accusing the inspectors of aggression.

A letter sent by another prisoner contradicts this version: she affirms that, while in prison, Joana’s mother had said that she had fallen down the stairs but that after a meeting with the prison director, she changed her version and said instead that she had been tortured and that she hoped to receive damages.

Despite several confrontations with the inspectors, Leonor Cipriano was unable to make any positive identification. The public prosecutor nonetheless decided to proceed with the lawsuit, even though he admitted that he, himself, could not guarantee that the inspectors being charged had anything to do with the alleged assault or whether any such assault had even actually taken place.

The inspectors’ lawyer and Carlos Anjos, president of the Association of Criminal Investigation Staff consider the public prosecutor’s decision to be politically motivated.

Source: with the Courtesy of Duarte Levy

Related: Marcos Aragão Correia: A “vision” of the Cipriano Case
Marcos Aragão Correia, who has promoted himself as a protagonist in the Madeleine McCann case, will be the new lawyer for Leonor Cipriano in the process against the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) inspectors that stand accused of having tortured the mother of Joana Cipriano(...)

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Leonor fined for 270 euros - Correio da Manhã

Post  pm on Mon 20 Oct - 15:48

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Leonor fined for 270 euros - Correio da Manhã

New lawyer wanted Joana’s mother to file an accusation and to present an additional list of witnesses, but court considered the pretense unfounded

Leonor was condemned to pay approximately 270 euros to the Faro Court. The decision was made after Joana’s mother requested to accuse he PJ inspectors that allegedly abused her and presented an additional list of witnesses through her new lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia. The court classified the request as manifestly unfounded and charged three units of expenses (90 euros each).

Since the process started, Leonor is an assistant, with the Public Ministry filing the accusation against the five PJ inspectors. Three over torture, one over forgery and one over false statement and a failure to denounce. When Aragão Correia became Leonor’s lawyer, in late September, he presented a request for Joana’s mother to also deduct an accusation in the same sense as the Public Ministry. At the same time, an additional list of witnesses was presented.

Nevertheless, the Second Instance of Faro Court decided that Leonor couldn’t file an accusation that is similar to the Public Ministry’s as this can only be done within ten days from the moment that one is notified of the accusation, which happened in June 2007. The additional list of witnesses that was presented was not accepted either because there wasn’t an earlier list.

CM tried to contact Aragão Correia yesterday but it was not possible. It should be mentioned that on Friday the lawyer stated that he had already added witnesses to the process.


source: Correio da Manhã, 20.10.2008, printed edition

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Joana Cipriano's mother Leonor sentenced again

Post  Susan on Mon 20 Oct - 20:02

After a request by Marcos Aragao Correia, considered groundless, in the trial brought by the Public Prosecutor against the PJ inspectors, the Second Criminal Court of Faro sentenced Joana's mother to pay a fine of 270 €.

As a reminder, Leonor Cipriano accused the PJ inspectors of having assaulted her during one of the interrogations preceding her sentencing to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter Joana. (Read here)

Since he became Leonor's lawyer, Marcos Aragao Correia has continually put forward new requests and new witnesses. Recently the lawyer, himself the subject of several criminal cases, had announced that he wanted to be placed under protection, indicating that one of the inspectors had compared him to a dog that should be given a good smacking.

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Paula does this mean the case is dismissed??? Whats the fine for??

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Re: Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  pm on Mon 20 Oct - 20:20

Ambersuz wrote:After a request by Marcos Aragao Correia, considered groundless, in the trial brought by the Public Prosecutor against the PJ inspectors, the Second Criminal Court of Faro sentenced Joana's mother to pay a fine of 270 €.

As a reminder, Leonor Cipriano accused the PJ inspectors of having assaulted her during one of the interrogations preceding her sentencing to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter Joana. (Read here)

Since he became Leonor's lawyer, Marcos Aragao Correia has continually put forward new requests and new witnesses. Recently the lawyer, himself the subject of several criminal cases, had announced that he wanted to be placed under protection, indicating that one of the inspectors had compared him to a dog that should be given a good smacking.

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Paula does this mean the case is dismissed??? Whats the fine for??


No, the court will be next week

if she looses it, she will have to pay again
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Re: Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  pm on Mon 20 Oct - 20:31

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Ambersuz wrote:After a request by Marcos Aragao Correia, considered groundless, in the trial brought by the Public Prosecutor against the PJ inspectors, the Second Criminal Court of Faro sentenced Joana's mother to pay a fine of 270 €.

As a reminder, Leonor Cipriano accused the PJ inspectors of having assaulted her during one of the interrogations preceding her sentencing to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter Joana. (Read here)

Since he became Leonor's lawyer, Marcos Aragao Correia has continually put forward new requests and new witnesses. Recently the lawyer, himself the subject of several criminal cases, had announced that he wanted to be placed under protection, indicating that one of the inspectors had compared him to a dog that should be given a good smacking.

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Paula does this mean the case is dismissed??? Whats the fine for??


No, the court will be next week

if she looses it, she will have to pay again


It seems the Portuguese impose much lower penalties for wasting police time than British Courts.
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Re: Murder of Joana Cipriano

Post  Susan on Mon 20 Oct - 20:49

pm wrote:
pm wrote:
Ambersuz wrote:After a request by Marcos Aragao Correia, considered groundless, in the trial brought by the Public Prosecutor against the PJ inspectors, the Second Criminal Court of Faro sentenced Joana's mother to pay a fine of 270 €.

As a reminder, Leonor Cipriano accused the PJ inspectors of having assaulted her during one of the interrogations preceding her sentencing to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter Joana. (Read here)

Since he became Leonor's lawyer, Marcos Aragao Correia has continually put forward new requests and new witnesses. Recently the lawyer, himself the subject of several criminal cases, had announced that he wanted to be placed under protection, indicating that one of the inspectors had compared him to a dog that should be given a good smacking.

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Paula does this mean the case is dismissed??? Whats the fine for??


No, the court will be next week

if she looses it, she will have to pay again


It seems the Portuguese impose much lower penalties for wasting police time than British Courts.


I'd make her pay all the lawyers fees for the ones shes acusing if she loses!!

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Cipriano Case: Without a Trace of Joana

Post  pm on Wed 22 Oct - 16:25

Broadcasted by RTP1 on the 15/10/2008


The case shocked the country in the late summer of 2004.

Little girl Joana Guerreiro, aged 8, had disappeared from the village of Figueira, near Portimão. Her mother Leonor Cipriano gave the media many interviews where she lamented her daughter's disappearance.

Only a few days after the Polícia Judiciária started the investigations, Leonor and her brother João Cipriano were arrested for homicide. But the story would unravel with even more macabre details. The uncle confessed that he cut the girl into three pieces but never revealed where the body was hidden. As a matter of fact, until today Joana's body hasn't been found, which leads the defense lawyers to still entertain doubts about the child's real destiny.

In this report, João Cipriano, who remained silent throughout the entire trial, broke his silence and gave RTP a written interview. The Polícia Judiciária inspectors who took care of the case also speak out for the first time about one of the most complex investigations that the police force ever faced.

Sem Rasto de Joana - Without a Trace of Joana is a report by journalist Jorge Almeida, with image by Pedro Silveira Ramos, image editing by Paulo Nunes and audio post production by Luís Mateus.

Sem Rasto de Joana - Without a Trace of Joana Video



File : 197 MB, duration 0:18:28, AVI, 1 audio stream
Video : 180 MB, 1368 Kbps, 25 fps, resolution 700*534 (4:3)
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Source: RTP Media

Quick Facts:

1 – Joana Cipriano vanished from a small place 10 km in the outskirts of Portimão. Last time somebody saw her, she was on her way to a local groceries shop;

2 - Her mother, Leonor Cipriano, only reported to Police her daughter had disappeared two days later;

3 – After a long and difficult investigation, headed by Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral, Leonor Cipriano and her brother were accused of murdering the eight year old child;

4 – The body of Joana Cipriano was never found, but samples of her blood were found in her mother's refrigerator;

5 – Her mother justified those samples of blood admitting she had beaten Joana, for some reason, she was hurt and she bled from her nose;

6 – Leonor Cipriano and her brother, who had an incestuous relationship, were sentenced to 16 years in jail, for the murder of her daughter and his niece;

7 – Before the trial, Leonor Cipriano accused five CID officers of beating her, trying to extract a confession. She named the five CID officers, and included Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral ("Amaral Lector", according to British tabloids…);

8 – The Public Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal investigation and ordered a police line-up, with the CID officers named and accused by Leonor Cipriano of beating her;

9 – The line-up took place with Leonor Cipriano behind a two-way mirror and she couldn’t recognize any of the aggressors;

10 – The Public Prosecutor’s Office magistrate that was in charge of the criminal investigation decided to accuse the five CID officers, but didn’t mention, in the accusation sent to the Court, that Leonor Cipriano couldn’t identify any of the aggressors, in the police line-up;

11 – Leonor Cipriano never confessed the murder of her own daughter. Her brother, in a letter written from jail, accused Leonor Cipriano of selling her daughter;

12 – Police is convinced (and the jurors at the trial found enough evidence to pass a verdict of guilty) that Leonor Cipriano and her brother were found, by Joana, having sexual relations, when she came home, back from the groceries shop. As Leonor Cipriano had a lover, at the time, they were afraid she would tell him what she saw;

13 – So, they beat her, in order to frighten her and keep her mouth shut up;

14 – Perhaps accidentally, they beat her so violently that they killed her. So, they decided to get rid of he body and cut it in pieces, keeping some of them in the freezer, while they gave the other pieces to be eaten by pigs (this is what police believes is the strongest possibility, because there was no other trace of Joana Cipriano, except for the blood samples in her mother freezer…)

15 – The body of Joana Cipriano was never found.
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I feel sick just reading that monsters name now!

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Cipriano Case: Leonor Cipriano Confessed the Murder of the daughter Joana

Post  pm on Thu 23 Oct - 9:13

Process - Inspectors of the PJ accused of Torture

Leonor Cipriano Confessed the murder of the daughter Joana on the 13th of October and alleges being beaten a day after



Joana caught the mother and the uncle naked in the sofa at a time where they were getting ready to have sexual intercourse. As soon as the child said that she would tell everything to Leonor's boyfriend [Leandro], Leonor and her brother, hit her so hard with such violence that Joana hit with her head in the wall and died instantly there, in the house at the Vilage of Figueira in Portimão, where she lived with her step-father and two half brothers.

More details in exclusive in today's CM edition


Source: Correio da Manhã
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Cipriano Case: In the Past

Post  pm on Thu 23 Oct - 15:01

I see I'll have to post a bit of a background of Joana's case for you all to know who is who. Leonor and João where evaluated by forensic psychologists as being both extremely narcissistic, psychopaths, they lived in subhuman conditions in terms of what we call certain ethics and society rules, the incest, consanguinity and the promiscuity was the rule - pardon my explanation but I'm trying to use the correct terms and just slept 4 hours.


Cipriano's House nicked the Horror House

Leonor particularly is a nymphomaniac, with a grave personality disorder - she is the one who has an ascendant in her brother João Cipriano. When they were jailed for questioning regarding the murder of Joana Isabel Cipriano Guerreiro, João would say as an excuse: "I didn't hurt her, I just killed her" - that didn't 'hurt' her was allegedly to be his defence that he hadn't raped his own eight year old niece. Also, in prison, when both were separated for cross examination João said that he would only say what had happened to Joana if Leonor Cipriano came out first.


Joana Isabel Guerreiro Cipriano

In the first version Joana had arrived at home, and found them in the sofa - as it is described in today's CdM article - initiating sexual intercourse and when Joana threatened to go and tell her Mum's boyfriend - her 'sort of stepfather' Leandro Silva, who is seen in the video in 'Cipriano Case: Without a Trace of Joana' video attending the village party - it was at that moment that the violence started and they slapped and beaten Joana so hard and with such intense force that she died in consequence, banging her head on the wall.


Joana when she was a little baby

But the PJ had feeling that the story was not quite as told by the incestuous brothers Ciprianos.

Now I will extract from an article:

Rapping was worse than to kill


Joana liked her mum a great deal, therefore, the investigators did not believe that she would denounce the incestuous relation [it was common]. Only a more serious situation would explain that Joana should forget the love that she had for Leonor. Therefore, they believed that João rapped the niece, before the passivity of the mother. When she threatened to denounce them, she was attacked by both. This version would explain also why they did not want the cadaver to be found. João preferred to admit that he killed the niece rather than to show that he had sexual intercourse with her. If the cadaver was not found, one would never know.


Mass in the Memory of Joana


The uncle confirmed the aggressions, and said that after they beat the girl she was « 'quietinha' [still] on the ground ». They thought that she was dead and it was necessary to get rid of the corpse. While Leonor was pretending to look for the daughter with the companion (Leandro) and a friend (Carlos), João resolved to cut the body of the niece in pieces, to be easier to get rid of it. Then he put the carved body the freezer. Leandro did not believe that Joana had runned away. « She was 'certinha' [meaning a good girl]». Leandro confronted them with his doubts up to which they told him the truth. he would not believe them until he saw the cadaver. They threatened him so that he helped to hide the corpse. He ended up f by agreeing. The parts of the corpse of the girl were hidden in a car of scrap metal and taken to Spain, where the vehicle was burned and compacted. Inside there were also the utensils that served in order to cut up the cadaver.


Leandro Silva and Mum

Well though there was semen and blood in Joana's nickers, semen in the bedroom wall above her bed and in the bed sheets the defence alleged that it could have happened trough transference, thus the accusation could not prove that Joana was indeed raped. The Cipriano family was under surveillance in the protection of minors - similar institution however that was not enough.



Interior and exterior of the house

Leonor washed the house with bleach and petrol, there was little blood in the freezer and in the sofa.

Accusation of torture

During the interrogation Leonor thinks that Leandro has confessed to what happened to the girl and confesses what they did to the body. In the end, she looks at a photography of the daughter, that was glued on the wall, and she apologizes to her. When she lost her self-control, she tells him[the inspector] that they are not going to jail her and that it she is going to kill herself.


Leonor and Joana - group photo


The investigator was still doing the report of this interrogation when he hears loud screams. Nervously, his colleagues tell him that Leonor has hurled herself at the staircases. She tried to kill herself. She slammed her head and was injured, but, even so, she stood up and apologized to the PJ. After she was taken her to a doctor, who recommended what she stayed laid down « so that the bruise blood did not go down to the eyes area», and then they handed over in the prison.


Expresso artcile by the actual Bar of the laywers association Marinho Pinto

The next day an anonymous phone call warns them that in the prison they are trying to convince Leonor to say what was attacked by the PJ. A few days later, the director of the prison [a Dyke Diva] sends a letter with photographies of Leonor to the National Director of the police. She says that Leonor was attacked by the investigators.


Missing Poster

The letter of an identified recluse contradicts this version. She says that Leonor always said that she fell off the staircases. Only after a meeting with the director of the prison Leonor began to tell that she was attacked by the PJ hen she heard she was going to receive a compensation. Later, the MP[Public Ministry] accused three investigators of torture.

Paralells between the two cases to follow






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Post  Susan on Thu 23 Oct - 15:20

Hang on...Leandro saw the corpse of Joana and helped them?

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Post  pm on Thu 23 Oct - 15:23

Ambersuz wrote:Hang on...Leandro saw the corpse of Joana and helped them?

yes

see the photos in Joana blog

you will understand better who they are
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Post  Susan on Fri 24 Oct - 10:05

Paula, this is a good comment on her blog:

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2008/10/cipriano-case-in-past.html

On October 24, guerra said...
The symmetry of the bruises often referred to as raccoon eyes is due to a head injury and not direct trauma to the eyes themselves. So if you believe the police is corrupt or maybe you have an agenda you may decide that someone struck this woman forcefully on the back of her head and caused the raccoon eyes. Myself, based on this woman’s lack of integrity, I believe this woman’s raccoon eyes are due to her striking the back of her head as she fell down the stairs.

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Post  pm on Fri 24 Oct - 10:14

Ambersuz wrote:Paula, this is a good comment on her blog:

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2008/10/cipriano-case-in-past.html

On October 24, guerra said...
The symmetry of the bruises often referred to as raccoon eyes is due to a head injury and not direct trauma to the eyes themselves. So if you believe the police is corrupt or maybe you have an agenda you may decide that someone struck this woman forcefully on the back of her head and caused the raccoon eyes. Myself, based on this woman’s lack of integrity, I believe this woman’s raccoon eyes are due to her striking the back of her head as she fell down the stairs.

i read it Amber
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Cipriano Case: Leonor pictures are a Forgery!!

Post  pm on Fri 24 Oct - 12:00

At 2:26 minutes - Court of Faro Exterior

Journalist: We heard Leandro and also two lawyers in this process. One is Pragal Colaço [Defense lawyer of 4 of the 5 PJ inspectors], that we also heard, Pragal Colaço showed us pictures, where he wanted to show that it is possible in a computer to create any kind of blood bruises in the body of a person, in the case he showed a picture of Joana Cipriano, of the mother of Joana Cipriano, Leonor with and without bruises. And also António Cabrita was heard by us to say that he hopes that the Order [OA - Lawyers Order] stands side by side with the Public Ministry as an assistant in processes that are considered crimes against Humanity, in other [processes] besides this one, for example of corruption.

3:05 Cut to Leonor pictures being showed to the media by António Pragal Colaço

Pragal Colaço: This is a picture, this is another one without aggressions, and this is another one with aggressions, more deep bruises. Now deduce...

Journalist: Do you believe they were manipulated?...

PC: Deduce, deduce

Journalist:...Is that what you're trying to say?

PC: Listen, I'm not trying to say anything I'm showing them to you. (...)


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Post  Susan on Fri 24 Oct - 14:18

I thought it was obvious that those photos of her could have been manipulated...

Watch this:



Thats a picture of me....photoshopped....

I have some of me as a mermaid and a jester and also with green eyes and another with black hair

So there you go....anything can be changed if you want to by someone who knows how its done!

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