Huffpost WorldPost

Jorge Luiz Thais Martins, Former Brazil Fire Chief, Turns Himself In On Murder Charges

Posted: Updated:
BRAZIL FIRE CHIEF
Caption: Firefighters try to put out the fire of a small bus at the entrance of Reboucas tunnel, which connects the zones of the north with the south and the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. | Getty

SAO PAULO — Brazilian authorities says a former fire chief has turned himself in to face allegations he killed at least eight drug users in the neighborhood where his son was killed by robbers.

Jorge Luiz Thais Martins commanded the Parana state firefighters' department from 2007-2009,

Police had issued an arrest warrant for Martins for his alleged involvement in the killings that happened after his son's unsolved death in October 2009.

A spokesman for the state public safety department says police are investigating the possibility the crimes were committed as vengeance.

Spokesman Giovani Santos says Martins made no comment when he turned himself in Friday.

Around the Web

Ex-comandante, Jorge Luiz Thais Martins, é suspeito de nove ...

Ex Brazil fire chief accused of killing drug users - San Antonio ...

News - Sao Paulo - Local Travel Information and City Guide

Ex Brazil fire chief turns himself in - World News | Tri-City ...

Jorge Luiz Martins em Santa Catarina, Brasil - Sonico Brasil

Jorge Luiz Martins ex-chefe bombeiros Paraná apresenta polícia ...

Ex Brazil fire chief accused of killing drug users - Valley News ...

Brazil ex-fire chief in custody

Former Brazil fire chief accused of killing drug users in alleged retaliation ...

Coronel acusado de assassinatos em série presta depoimento no Paraná

Ex bombero se entrega por asesinatos en Brasil

Ex-comandante não agia sozinho, diz delegada

Entenda o caso que envolve o coronel dos Bombeiros

No Paraná, bombeiro acusado de nove mortes se entrega