Jury absolves co-founder of Brazil's second-largest airline on charges of ordering murder

SAO PAULO – The co-founder of Brazil’s second-largest airline has been absolved of charges that he ordered the attempted killing of his former son-in-law.

A court in the capital, Brasilia, said on its website that a seven-person jury acquitted Constantino de Oliveira late Tuesday. He had been charged with ordering a gunman to kill Eduardo Queiroz Alves in 2008.

Alves was attacked while driving in Brasilia. Although six bullets pierced his car, he escaped unhurt.

Oliveira founded Gol Lineas Aereas Inteligentes SA with his sons. He is no longer an officer of the company.