Vinícius da Silva Neto, one of the two suspects in the robbery and murder of coach Marcos Jara, was arrested this Monday morning, according to the “O Globo” website. The rolex of his friend Brent Garret, who was shot during the assault, was recovered with the suspect. The American remains hospitalized at Copa D’Or hospital and is in stable condition.
The accused was found by the military police by an anonymous lead, in Santa Cruz. He was arrested one day after the Rio de Janeiro civil police force released a police sketch of the suspects.
Jara, 39, was found dead in his car on Marmiari Street, one of the access roads leading in the Sapo Favela slum, in the Senador Camará borough of West Rio de Janeiro, last Wednesday. The former Jiu-Jitsu teacher to such stars as Bob Sapp, Mirko Cro Cop an Mike Tyson was on his way to the coastal city of Parati, where he was going to spend Christmas.