Brazil crime show - Police say TV host engineered murders

Video: Brazil TV host faces probe


  Murder suspicion dogs Brazil crime show host  

Brazilian police are investigating a TV crime-show host, Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning killings to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil’s Amazon region is awash in violent crime.

Souza’s lawyer, Francisco Balieiro, said his client is innocent and the charges are an attempt by his political enemies to disgrace him.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.