To avoid handing over cash to support their four-month-old son, the callous da Souza arranged for her murder, the court heard.
Eliza Samudio was lured to de Souza’s house before being strapped to a chair and beaten for six days by Bruno’s associates. Bruno reportedly watched as former cop Marcos Santos brutally tortured Eliza before strangling her with a tie in front of her son.
Bruno [right] admitted that his hirelings tortured, strangled and model, Eliza Samudio [Left], the mother of his love child in 2010
In a statement to police, the footballer’s teenage cousin Jorge Rosa claimed he and Romao picked up Ms Samudio and her son from a Rio de Janeiro hotel after she accepted an invitation by the footballer to talk about the paternity claims.
He said they drove her 220 miles to a property in Belo Horizonte which Bruno and his wife used as a weekend retreat, where she was held captive for six days.
Ms Samudio was then allegedly handed over to former military policeman Santos, who committed ‘barbaric tortures’ on her before strangling her to death with a neck tie in front of her four-month-old son.
Cannibal dogs Bruno fed the Eliza Samudio’s body to his rottweilers [photo]
Santos, who was allegedly paid £8,000 to murder her, played loud music on a stereo to drown out the woman’s screams, it is claimed.