Brazil: Congresswoman charged with murder of husband who previously had been adopted by her and then became her son-in-law

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The Brazilian congresswoman and evangelical leader Flordelis de Souza was charged Monday with ordering the execution of her husband Anderson do Carmo in June 2019.

Do Carmo was shot more than 30 times, by Flordelis' biological son Flávio dos Santos.

In a message exchange with her son, Souza stated she could not get a divorce from her husband because that would "Scandalize the name of God".

According to the police, the congresswoman has been trying to kill her husband since May 2018.

Before marrying the congresswoman, Anderson do Carmo was adopted by her, then became her son-in-law while he was in a relationship with her biological daughter Simone.

Police said Souza's motive was "a struggle for power and her financial emancipation."