A contestant in a Brazilian beauty pageant has allegedly confessed to plotting the murder of the rival who beat her in the competition.
The winner of the glamour competition in Cariacica, south-east Brazil, was to star in the music video of a well-known local band.
Dark-haired Alini Oliveira, 21, beat Adayane Matias, 20, to first place in the final round of the contest.
But she was shot dead in a hotel garden on September 21, just hours before the filming of the video was due to take place.
The gunman was allegedly Deivid Correa, who later turned out to be the boyfriend of Matias, the woman who came second in the competition.
'She believed that once she was out of the way she would be called up to replace her.’
Following the murder Baston is alleged to have sent a text message to Matias saying 'now you can have some ham with your breakfast' - 'ham' being Brazilian slang for 'dead body'.
In an interview with the Globo TV station, Baston said he and Matias, who danced together as a duo, believed that if she won a place on the music video it might lead to the break they always dreamed of.
Confessing to the murder, he said: 'It was a moment of desperation. We wanted recognition as dancers. Our attempts at making it big never came to anything.
'So Adayane came to a consensus with her boyfriend. She told him she would be happy if he did this for her, so he did what he did.'
Mr Lopes said that Matias and Baston ordered the death of their rival after reading posts on Oliveira's Facebook page about the video shoot.
According to Mr Lopes, Correa implicated Matias and Baston in the crime after hearing that Matias had claimed their relationship was over.
He said: 'There were clear contradictions in the statements made by all three.
'In a new statement, Correa told us that his girlfriend didn't only know about the murder, but also planned the crime with the help of her dance partner.'
The trio are alleged to have planned three attempts at killing the model, including opening fire on a bus she would have been traveling in to the video shoot, but Correa complained innocent people would also have died.
Before shooting her twice in the back from a motorbike in the hotel garden, Correa is believed to have tried to find Oliveira at her house and at the gym where she worked out.
Correa, Matias and Bastos have all been charged with first-degree murder
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