The defendant, now 18, was found guilty of two counts of murder, one qualified and the other simple, for the murder of his great-uncle and aunt, Guilherme Santos and Eduarda Fernandes, on 1 May last year, to appropriate their vehicle and some money from the victims.

In addition to the two murder crimes, the court also proved that the defendant committed a crime of desecration of a corpse and another crime of driving without a license.

The young man was captured by GNR shortly after the two murders, in the company of two other young men, following a crash with the car stolen from the murdered family members.

At the time, the accused was kept in preventive detention, and the other two youths who accompanied him were released, because it was found that they had no involvement in the two murders.