Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer is going to move ahead with a counter suit against the defense for Leonor Cipriano for having confirmed that Joana's stepfather, Leandro Silva, knew a week beforehand that the ex-inspector of PJ was going to be fired.
In the second day of court in Faro, António Cabrita claimed he wanted to understand if Leandro Silva had access to this information, allegedly put forth by the British Police.
In response, Leonor Cipriano's lawyer, Marcos Aragão Pinto, announced that he was going to sue Gonçalo Amaral for false declarations, because he affirmed in the first hearings that he didn't know of any other process against him. According to the lawyer, the ex-inspector for PJ "is lying" because Leandro Silva had served a process against him for statements made to the press.
Wednesday's session was marked by the presentation of various requests by the attorneys which filled the entire morning and delayed the hearing.
NEW WITNESSES REFUSED
The court decided to deny a request from Marcos Aragão Pinto to call 12 new witnesses, including the ex-national PJ director, Alípio Ribeiro, a specialist from Legal Medicine, José Pinto da Costa and the criminologist José Barra da Costa.
The collective judges eventually accepted just one witness, Ana Maria Calado, Prison Director in Odemira where Leonor Cipriano is jailed, but this was at the request of the attorney in defense of four of the five inspectors.
António Pragal Colaço also asked that the photographs wherein are displayed the alleged marks from the aggressions suffered by Leonor Cipriano would be sealed and subject to skilled computer inspection, but the court denied that request.
Source: Correio da Manhã