31 Aug 2013

Men accused of Bolivian boy's murder found dead

9:05 pm on 31 August 2013

Two Brazilian men accused of murdering a five-year-old Bolivian boy in a case that shocked the city of Sao Paulo have been found dead in prison.

Brazilian officials say the men appeared to have been poisoned by other inmates.

The Bolivian child was shot in the head by armed robbers, who complained he was crying too much as they ransacked his family's home.

The boy's family said he had begged the robbers not to be killed. He was in his mother's arms when they shot him.

The BBC reports the two men found dead in jail were named by the officials as Paulo Ricardo and Felipe Martins dos Santos Lima.