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kinshavo OP wrote

I read that it was in self-defense and the guy wasn't a state cop, it was more like a private security, and even nowadays Brazil don't give life sentences even if the criminal got a huge penalty for accumulated sentences the maximum years recluded in prison would be 30 years (not sure if Bolsonaro govt reformed to 40 years).

The logic in this is that by the first half of the XX century the life expectancy were so low that when you got arrested with 18 years old you wouldn't survive longer than 30 years more.