The Central Criminal Court of Lisbon, on the Campus of Justice, considered that it had been proven that the accused had the intention of killing the baby.
On 7 October, the Public Prosecutor's Office (MP) asked for “a prison sentence of not less than 12 years” for Sara Furtado.
At the trial, the MP considered that the accused, who is accused of attempted qualified homicide, acted premeditatedly, having hidden the pregnancy from her family, boyfriend and other homeless people who, like her, lived in tents next to a nightclub in Santa Apolónia.
“After the baby was found, the defendant didn't want to know…. She showed no regret,” said the prosecutor
The MP considered that the defendant has a “non-conforming” personality, having not shown any pity for the situation, but said that the confession of the facts and the age factor (22 years) should be taken into account by the court.
At the trial, Sara Furtado confessed that she laid the baby down in an ecoponto not to get rid of him, but with the intention that he would be found, justifying the act with "shame" and "fear" of having a child and living on the street.