By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Criminal Court Judge Patrícia Acioli (47 years), was murdered early Friday morning in Piratininga, a municipality in Niterói, the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. The Judge arrived at her home by car when she was ambushed and killed by men in cars and on motorbikes using Ninja caps who shot her 21 times. Judge Patrícia Acioli, image recreation. The police suspect the killing was ordered by leading members one of Rio’s militias. Judge Acioli had a reputation of taking a strong stand against militia related crimes and corrupt members of the Military Police in the São Goçalo region of Niterói. The President of the Court were Judge Acioli worked, told the press that she had received several death threats. According to Acioli’s family the judge was not receiving police protection. Read more (in Portuguese) * The Rio Times Daily Update is a new feature we are offering to help keep you up-to-date with the major news as it happens. 5 Responses to "Niterói Judge Assassinated: Daily" Peter Corson August 13, 2011 at 8:20 PM This maybe the defining moment in the social and political growth of Brasil. If the killers and their bosses are not bought to justice, Brasil will always be just another third world country where the law is only used to get your way, not to protect society. The world will be watching, Brasil. Very closely. Pingback: Rio Reacts to the Murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli | The Rio Times I Brazil News Pingback: Rio Reacts to the Murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli | The Rio Times I Brazil News Pingback: The Curmudgeon on Vigilantes | The Rio Times I Brazil News Pingback: Police Accused in Murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | The Rio Times I Brazil News Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.