Statements from another eyewitness at the house where the brutal assault began have been revealed by Brazilian media.
New testimonies have come to light in the investigation into the death of Daniel Correa, the Brazilian footballer found dead on October 29, following his torture. According to Brazilian paper Globoesporte, one of the witnesses who was in the house on the night in question has said that the player was beaten before being killed and has revealed what happened before the player was taken away in the boot of a vehicle.
Correa not drunk says witness
According to this witness, Edison Brittes, the main suspect in the murder of the player, had ordered her and others present at that time to clean up the bloodstains left in the house.
"[...] even a part of the couple's mattress was cut off where there was blood on it and that piece was burned along with Daniel's documents," read the testimony released.
The horrible murder of Daniel Correa: "They all left the car to castrate him"https://t.co/Dn6CZbmAcu— AS English (@English_AS) 13 November 2018
In her statement, the 19-year-old assured police that Daniel Correa did not appear to be intoxicated when he arrived at the party and that he was "calm and talking normally." She also said that she was sleeping before the attack on the player and that at no time did she hear Cristina Brittes, wife of the main suspect, asking for help or saying at any time to report that she had been sexually abused or raped by Daniel.
The witness then relayed to police how Edison Brittes had locked himself in a room with the victim and that shortly after three other men (those that have since been detained) entered, one of them carrying a knife that he had taken from the kitchen. After the assault, she says, Daniel was placed in the boot of a vehicle wrapped in a blanket, although she was unsure of who was accompanying Edison Brittes in the car.