The act was celebrated at the sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro, and also featured a protest with banners and posters
The two years of the boy’s death Henry Borel were remembered at a mass this Wednesday, 8, at the sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, in the Rio de Janeiro. Excited relatives and friends participated in the mass and, later, in a demonstration with posters that recalled the cowardice committed against little Henry Borel. The boy’s father, engineer Leniel Borel, gave a statement to Jovem Pan on the occasion: “It was another sad day in my history of struggle, of fighting for justice for my son. It’s been 2 years without being able to see justice. We saw several chapters in this story, Jairo telling lies, Monique telling lies, and the slow Brazilian judicial system, a judicial system in favor of the defendant, who released Monique, almost released Jairo. We are fighting for justice to be done for an innocent child, brutally murdered, with the participation of the mother and stepfather, ”he declared.
Henry Borel died when he was just 4 years old and was under the care of his mother, teacher Monique Medeiros, in an apartment in Barra da Tijuca, in the west zone of Rio, where they lived with his stepfather, former councilor Jairo Souza Santos. Junior, known as Dr. Jairinho. Investigations by the police and the Public Ministry, the child would have been beaten in the apartment and would have arrived practically lifeless at a hospital in the region. Jairinho and Monique deny this version. The former councilman has been imprisoned since 2021 in the Bangu Complex. The teacher was able, in 2022, to respond to the lawsuit for the death of her own son in freedom, but spent some time in prison. Both are defendants for triple-qualified homicide, for a base reason, with torture and without the victim’s right of defense. They are awaiting trial, which could take place in 2023.
*With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga