The teacher who murdered her boyfriend with dry ice and fled to Cape Verde is getting closer to serving time in Portugal.
TVI, from the same group as CNN Portugal, knows that the teacher convicted of qualified homicide lost her appeal at the Supreme Court of Justice of Cape Verde.
Fernanda Baltazar can still appeal to the Constitutional Court, but the chances of success are very remote.
The process, remember, has dragged on for half a year.
The teacher was detained half a year ago in Praia, but, from one appeal to another, has managed to escape the extradition warrant issued by the Portuguese authorities.
Fernanda Baltazar was 36 years old when she was convicted of killing her fiance with dry ice. After having sedated him, she dumped 35 kilos of this substance on the bed before setting fire to it.
The teacher committed the crime in Lisbon, in December 2016.
In court, he always claimed that he had only fulfilled a suicide pact, but the thesis did not convince the judges. She was eventually sentenced to 17 years in prison, but took advantage of a judicial error by the Lisbon Court of Appeal and fled.
In the meantime, she had another boyfriend and lived a normal life without ever being intercepted by the authorities.
Fernanda Baltazar’s escape was successful until last year, more specifically until September.
Despite the Supreme Court confirming the 17-year sentence for aggravated homicide, the teacher managed not to be wanted and to live in peace with a new partner in a neighborhood of Cidade da Praia.
After being captured, she immediately said that she refused to be extradited to Portugal.