A gruesome confession in Brazil, as two brothers tell police that in late December they killed their father, burying him alive:
Antonio Valente Filho, chief of police of Timon, in Maranhao state, told Globo TV's G1 website that the brothers, ages 18 and 21, confessed this week to planning the murder. They told police their father was a violent man who drank too much and didn't accept their homosexuality, said Filho said.
A neighbor was also questioned about whether he helped the brothers dig the hole, Valente Filho told G1. Neither the suspects nor the victim were named.
The two men gave their father a stronger dose than usual of his sleeping pills and buried him while he was unconscious, G1 reported.
The police chief believes it was not just about abuse over their sexual orientation: "We believe they might have been fighting for control of the ceremonial grounds. We don't think this was just over their fights regarding the sons' sexual orientation."