Marine corporal João Jardim was with Vadym and Cláudio when they did at Base do Alfeite the day after the attack on the door of Mome’s night room that resulted in the death of Fábio Guerra. “The children said that they went out at night, that Cláudio was attacked, Vadym protected him and then he got violent with another group,” he said.
“They were very upset and I shouted at them, telling them that if they were telling the truth they should raise their heads,” confirmed João Jardim.
The marine said that a group was formed among his colleagues to help the families of the accused and believed that the behavior of the marines, that the attacks were similar.
The presiding judge asked João Jardim about the hand-to-hand combat training available in the Marines’ training, to which João Jardim replied that there was no hand-to-hand combat, that they were trained to use weapons.
Earlier, during the trial, the two guards who witnessed the beating outside Mome’s entrance were fired. Paulo, the security guard who chased Pereira out of the disco after he was beaten on the rail by Coimbra and Vadym testified that he saw more than ten people inside the disco arguing.
“I chased the one who was alone and told him that it was easier than chasing the rest,” said Paulo. Later, he was at the window of the first floor of the disco when a fight broke out outside.
“I saw four people attacked by three things that caused chaos inside the disco, they were just trying to protect themselves, they are always in danger”, said Paulo. What was beaten by the police, including Fábio Guerra.
Bernardo Graça, a night club guard who greeted the accused when they left Mome, testified in favor of the sailors. He didn’t hear anyone announcing that he was a policeman, he saw Cláudio being attacked and Vadym protecting him.
“They were saying goodbye to me and suddenly when they turned their backs, Cláudio was attacked”, said Bernardo Graça. Then the attack on the police group began, but the guard said that the Marines were defending themselves.