American missionary Dorothy Stang was murdered with six shots in February 2005, on a rural road in the municipality of Anapu (PA), in a place known as the Sustainable Development Hope Project (PDS).
She was the biggest leader of the project, attracting the enmity of farmers in the region who claimed to own the land that would be used in the project.
Dorothy Stang arrived in Brazil in the 1970s to carry out pastoral work in the Amazon region. His work focused on reforestation projects and job and income generation for the local poor.
She was murdered at the age of 73 and her death became a symbol of the struggle for planned and responsible land reform, aimed at minimizing violent conflicts, one of its main flags.
Farmer Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was also sentenced to 30 years as the second mastermind of the crime. Amair Feijoli Cunha, appointed as an intermediary, was sentenced to 17 years. Clodoaldo Batista, one of the authors of the murder, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Rayfran das Neves Sales, the author of the shots, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. All arrived to serve time, but were entitled to progress and left the closed regime.