SAO PAULO (AP) -- A jury in northeastern Brazil has convicted three men for killing a football fan in May 2014 by throwing a toilet bowl from a stadium.
The Pernambuco State Judiciary Department says in a statement issued Thursday that a jury found the three men guilty of homicide Wednesday night. They were all sentenced to more than 20 years in prison and have five days to appeal.
The incident occurred in the capital city of Recife after the local Santa Cruz team drew 1-1 with Parana in a second division match.
During a fight outside the stadium, fans still inside ripped out two toilet bowls and threw them from the stands.
The statement said that one of them hit Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva, killing him instantly.