26 Aug '11, 3am

#Brazil woman acquitted of ordering the murder of her father, who raped her 4 35 years & impregnated her 12 times #law

SAO PAULO (AFP) - A 44-year-old Brazilian woman was acquitted on Thursday of ordering the murder of her father, who raped her for 35 years and impregnated her 12 times, a court spokesman said. Severina Maria da Silva was charged with arranging the contract killing of her father in November 2005 and had confessed to the crime. She said that upon realising her father was planning to rape one of their daughters, she had hired two men to kill him in his home in the north-eastern city of Caruaru. But prosecutors told the jury that the woman should be freed as 'she had no other solution but to commit the crime', the spokesman for the court in Pernambuco state said. Though the woman had become pregnant a dozen times, only five of the children survived. The two men hired to commit the murder were each sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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