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Brazilian charged with killing daughter in Massachusetts

Walter DaSilva, center, of Danbury, Conn., appears in Superior Court for an extradition hearing in Bridgeport, Conn., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. DaSilva was arrested in Bridgeport on Friday, and is wanted as a suspect in the July 3 fatal shooting of his 19-year old daughter, Sabrina DaSilva, in New Bedford, Mass. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
August 08, 2016 - 2:53 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Brazilian citizen living in Connecticut was accused of fatally shooting his 19-year-old daughter in Massachusetts, more than a decade after he tried to kill her mother, officials said Monday.

Sabrina DaSilva, a Bristol Community College student, was shot July 3 outside her home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A complaint filed Monday alleges her father, Walter DaSilva, of Danbury, shot her multiple times. No alleged motive was provided by authorities.

"This homicide case is particularly chilling because it involves a father being accused of killing his own daughter," said Thomas Quinn III, the Bristol County district attorney.

Walter DaSilva, 45, was arrested Friday in Bridgeport and charged initially with being a fugitive from justice and violating probation in connection with his conviction for attempting to murder the teen's mother in Weston, Massachusetts, more than a decade ago.

U.S. marshals say he is a Brazilian citizen and that his immigration status is in question.

DaSilva waived extradition at a hearing Monday. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

The victim's mother, Lilian Silva, said she was relieved to hear of the arrest.

"I'm very interested in what he's going to say. And I want justice," Silva said in comments reported by The Boston Globe. "I don't have my daughter. It hurts me deeply."

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