After 15 days, elderly man beaten by three young men with neo-Nazi affliliations is discharged from hospital in Rio Claro of São Paulo state

71-year old Benedito Oliveira has been released from the hospital
71-year old Benedito Oliveira has been released from the hospital

71-year old still doesn’t talk and needs to take several medications, his son said. Two suspects in the crime were arrested; they are part of a neo-Nazi group.

The 71-year old who was beaten by three men, who are part of a neo-Nazi group, was discharged from the Santa Casa de Rio Claro (SP) on Saturday (20) after 15 days in the hospital. Benedito Oliveira, who suffered a head trauma, is now recovering at home in the city of Ipeúna but still doesn’t talk and needs to take multiple medications. Two suspects were arrested on the day of the crime and the police have not discovered who the third attacker was.

Oliveira's son points to scars that are still visible
Oliveira’s son points to scars that are still visible

According to the nurse Silvio Oliveira, who is the son of the elderly man, the car guard spends the whole day in bed and still shows the marks of the assault on his the body. “He doesn’t talk, he only verbalizes very little. When people ask him something, sometimes he responds with consciousness, others times not. His mind is still very confused,” said the man’s son.

The family of the elderly said that they await justice. “That’s what we want. That justice be done, because if not this will spread and it will continue to happen much with other seniors and other blacks,” said Oliveira.

Son, nurse Silvio Oliveira, wants justice
Son, nurse Silvio Oliveira, wants justice

Suspects

The police chief Marcos Fuentes, who is responsible for police in Rio Claro, said the investigation was sent to the courthouse and the two attackers remain temporarily imprisoned in the Itirapina penitentiary. Police have not yet discovered the identity of the third assailant.

Suspects taken into custody
Suspects taken into custody

The case

The car guard was working on the morning of April 6, downtown when he was attacked by three youths. One escaped, but two of them were caught in the act by the Municipal Guard. They said they were from the southern state of Paraná, but that they worked in Rio Claro.

Suspect
Suspect
Suspect 2
Suspect 2

The two young detainees have racist tattoos on their bodies and the police chief who made the occurrence, Mário Antônio de Oliveira, reported that they said they didn’t like blacks and poor people. One also said to a municipal guard that “blacks have to die anyway.”

Tattoo
Tattoo
Tattoo
Tattoo

Police in Ponta Grossa confirmed that boys are suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi group, although they denied this in their testimony.

Source: G1

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