In a shocking report, Brazilian football star Bruno Fernandes de Souza has admitted he knew of his ex-girlfriend's murder, who was cut up and fed to dogs, but denied having any involvement in the killing.
Has been convicted for 22 years in prison. (AFP archive image)
The 25-year-old model was lured to a Rio de Janiero hotel on June 4 thinking she was going to take a DNA test to prove the married Flamengo football club star was the father of her son, born in February 2010, according to the prosecutors. (AFP archive image)
Samudio was kidnapped and taken to the star's vacation pad in the city of Belo Horizonte, more than 200 miles away, where she was strangled and dismembered by a gang of Souza's pals, authorities have said. (AFP archive image)
De Souza is on trial for allegedly ordering the gruesome murder of ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio to avoid paying her child support, according to reports in the the New York Daily News. (AFP archive image)
According to media reports, Bruno Fernandes was tipped to play in the next World Cup. (AFP archive image)