Nurse accused with former Lesbian lover of murdering and dismembering Algarve IT technician says ‘I am innocent’

The 24-year-old former nurse at Lagos hospital accused of taking part in the hideous murder of IT techniciain Diogo Gonçalves has told Portimão judges today that she is innocent. Mariana Fonseca claims her original statement – in which she shared the blame for the killing with her lover Maria Malveira Davidachwilli – was motivated by “emotion” and feelings of support for her then partner. The crime shocked the nation after the victim’s head was found in a popular Tavira beauty spot, and his torso beneath cliffs at Sagres. Today’s was the opening phase of what will now become a trial. Both women are accused of qualified murder, the desecration of a corpse, two crimes of illegitimate access, one of IT fraud, simple theft and the use of a vehicle (click here).