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MMA News: Marlon Sandro charged with attempted murder; details on possible jail term revealed

Johny Payne
2.18K   //    22 Feb 2018, 00:56 IST

Marlon Sandro in big trouble, following second attack on his fiancee earlier this month
Marlon Sandro in big trouble, following second attack on his fiancée earlier this month

What’s the story?

As reported by Bloodyelbow (police report courtesy MMAFighting), MMA veteran Marlon Sandro is being charged with attempted murder.

Sandro could likely face a long prison sentence if found guilty. Besides, further details on the situation have also been noted.

In case you didn’t know…

Marlon Sandro is a Brazilian MMA fighter who’s best known for his time as part of Bellator MMA.

Sandro boasts a professional MMA record of 26 wins, seven losses and two draws—with his last fight ending in a Unanimous Decision loss at a Road FC event in 2016.

The heart of the matter

Marlon Sandro was recently banned from Nova Uniao—one of the most prestigious MMA gyms in Brazil—owing to his actions in December of last year.

Apparently, on 14 December 2017, Sandro attacked his fiancée Tayssa Wuensche on the streets—allegedly injuring her arm choking the latter unconscious, and then raining down punches and kicks on her when she woke up—with the incident gaining considerable coverage in the media.

However, Sandro somehow managed to orchestrate another attack on Wuensche—invading her home on 9 February and threatening to kill her with a knife while also holding a pillow to her face so as to suppress her screams. Sandro is said to have threatened to end her life and accused her of ruining his career.

Fortunately, Wuensche was saved by her brother and mother whom she managed to text in the nick of time. Sandro put forth a message addressing his ongoing issues on his official Instagram page, however, the post has since been taken down. 

Furthermore, local law enforcement officials confirmed that if proven guilty, Sandro could be facing a 20-year jail term.


What’s next?

Marlon Sandro refrained from directly addressing the aforementioned incidents with his fiancée; instead, he simply asserted that he’s made some mistakes and will look to improve—although the message has now been removed from Instagram.

Sandro and Wuensche are expected to have their day in court. Sportskeeda will keep fans updated on this story as it unravels.

Author’s take

This is a highly sensitive situation, and experts believe that Marlon Sandro could be put away for a long time. Here’s to hoping justice is served. 

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