Nursing technician Rita Nogueira was killed by her boyfriend after being tortured and her body was abandoned in a house in the North Zone of Rio. Even though Iago Lacê Falcão confessed to the crime, he is still free.
Rita had been missing since Sunday (13). The woman’s body was only found on Tuesday (15). Iago is a nursing student and had been dating Rita for just over a month.
Nursing technician had recovered from Covid-19 five times
According to information from G1, the family was angry at Rita’s funeral. According to the nursing technician’s stepmother, she had beaten Covid-19 five times. “She escaped Covid five times for now this demon, this coward, to do this to her”, said Raquel da Silva in an interview with the website.
After the crime, Iago presented himself to the police and gave details of what had happened, including where he had killed Rita and where he had abandoned her body. Deputy André Renato Ramos da Silva, who is following the case, did not consider arrest necessary as Iago came forward spontaneously and made an informal confession. The only sanction received by Iago was removal from the Nursing Residency Program at UFRJ.
The investigators of the case are waiting for the expert reports to assess whether Iago should be arrested or not. According to the police station, the law guarantees that, when the criminal presents himself, he can no longer be arrested in the act.
Report points to torture before the death of Rita Nogueira
According to the autopsy report of the technician, Rita Nogueira was killed by asphyxiation. Before dying, the 27-year-old nursing technician was still beaten, as she had several purple marks on her body. Also according to the document, there was no sexual violence.
Without being able to arrest Iago in the act, only the Public Prosecutor’s Office can ask for Iago’s preventive detention. According to G1, the organ received the inquiry of the case. More information cannot be given due to the secrecy of the case.