A Brazilian goalkeeper who ordered his girlfriend's murder before he fed her body to his dog has been ordered back to jail. A panel of judges at Brazil's Supreme Court denied an appeal to Boa Esporte goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza. The 32-year-old was released in February while appealing against a 22-year sentence in the 2010 killing of Eliza Samudio.
At the time of the killing, the player was a star of local giants Flamengo and seen as a potential future member of Brazil's squad for the 2014 World Cup on home soil.
Souza's brief return to football at a small club in March was marked by widespread criticism among fans and players, with Boa Esporte losing five sponsors after the announcement.
But others supported the player, chanting his name during training and games, and also taking pictures with him.
After Tuesday's decision, Souza voluntarily turned himself in at a police station in the city of Varginha, where Boa Esporte are based, wearing a black shirt and a cap.
He had been in jail since 2013 for ordering a friend to murder Ms Samudio, an ex-girlfriend, and conceal her body.
Bruno admitted in court he had conspired with friends to kill her and that her body had been fed in pieces to dogs.
He has never admitted to taking direct part in the murder and disposal of the body, but he was convicted all the same. He will have to wait in jail for another group of magistrates to rule.