Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), denied today (31) the request for freedom made by the defense of the man who stole a replica of the Constitution during the coup acts of January 8.
At the STF, Marcelo Fernandes Lima’s defense claimed that maintaining the accused’s imprisonment is not justified because he has a good criminal record, works in a lawful activity, is the father of five children, one of them with an intellectual disability.
When analyzing the case, Moraes understood that Marcelo should remain in prison for “representing a serious compromise of public order”.
In January, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flávio Dino, delivered to the Supreme the replica of the Constitution, which was returned by the accused when he turned himself in to the Federal Police (PF).
The copy was at the entrance to the plenary, the place most affected by the depredation. After renovation carried out on site, the facilities have been operating normally since February. Videos from the STF security cameras show the moment when the accused was carrying the goods.
One of the five original copies of the Constitution is in the STF and was not targeted by the vandals because it was in the Court’s museum, located in the basement of the headquarters building, a sector that was not reached by the vandals.