Brazilian gospel singer and 10 of her 55 children ‘plotted to ...


Brazilian gospel singer and 10 of her 55 children ‘plotted to kill husband’

Flordelis dos Santos, who is also a preacher and politician, reportedly tried to kill her husband at least five times

James Badcock

A Brazilian celebrity preacher and congresswoman has been accused of masterminding the murder of her husband in a plot involving several of the couple’s 55 children, all but four of whom were adopted.

Flordelis dos Santos, who is a well-known gospel singer, rose to fame in the 1990s for adopting children from the slums of Rio. She founded an evangelical church, the Ministry of Flordelis, with Anderson do Carmo, her husband.

When he was shot dead at the family home in June 2019, suffering 30 bullet wounds, the 59-year-old lawmaker said it was the result of an armed robbery...

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