Liliane Pinto – shot in the head in an incident that sparked a massive police manhunt that failed spectacularly to track down the alleged perpetrator – finally lost her fight for life last week after a six-month battle.
She is due to be buried tomorrow (Tuesday).
The delay in setting a date came as a result of the Easter holidays.
Newspaper reports suggest the dead woman’s family has been “in pieces” over their inability to lay Liliane to rest beside the body of her husband – also shot in the head in the horror last October dubbed ‘the Beira bloodbath’ (click here).
Liliane is understood never to have regained consciousness from the attack.
After a month on the run, the alleged killer – Pedro Dias – handed himself into the authorities, in the company of TV journalists and his own legal team, saying he hadn’t killed anyone (click here).
He is currently being held in Lisbon’s high-security Monsanto jail as the Public Ministry prepares its case against him.
Dias’ is alleged to have shot a total of four people – two GNR agents, one of which survived the ordeal and is said to be a key witness in the case for the prosecution.
With the death of Liliane Pinto last Wednesday, the number of deaths resulting from Dias’ alleged attack now rises to three.