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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilman being investigated in relation to the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes in April, has requested that federal authorities take over the case and bring greater transparency to the proceedings.

"I also want this to be unveiled, but in a truthful, dignified way. I do not know why they decided to take me to 'Christ' for this crime that I did not commit, [and] I did not participate," said Marcello Siciliano on Friday after once again being questioned by police.

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