Daniela Espirito Santos Wiki
Daniela Espirito Santos Biography
Who was Daniela Espirito Santos?
A mother of two died while waiting to report an assault, having called police about her boyfriend seven times in the year before his death.
The last call from Daniela Espirito Santo denounced her partner Julio Jesús de ella for assaulting her while she was free on bail for another assault that same day.
A leaked report to The New York Times found no evidence to suggest that the police caused or contributed to Espirito Santo’s death at her Grantham home on April 8, 2020.
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The first call was on May 19, 2019, when she was pregnant with her second child. She told officers that Mr. Jesús, whom she described as violent and “excessively jealous,” had threatened to kill her. She told police that she did not want to press charges.
On the morning of her death, Espírito Santo called the emergency services to report Mr. Jesús for throwing her on the bed and grabbing her neck. On this call, she agreed to support an accusation against her boyfriend.
Mr. Jesús was arrested and taken into custody the same day before being released on bail. The conditions of his release on bail dictated that he would not contact Ms. Espírito Santo or visit her home.
However, Mr. Jesus returned to her home and attacked her again within two hours of being released.
Three hours later, Espirito Santo made her last call to the police. As her boyfriend had left her home, the incident was not considered urgent and she was asked to call a non-emergency number.
When an operator answered, after Espírito Santo was on hold for eight minutes, they could hear her baby cry.
When the police forced entry to her home, Espírito Santo did not respond with her baby in her arms. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Jesús was arrested and charged with manslaughter because investigators believed his attacks had affected a pre-existing heart condition that Espírito Santo had.
However, a defense-enlisted consulting cardiologist argued that stress or an argument could also have contributed to Espírito Santo’s heart failure, meaning that it could not be proven that Jesus was directly responsible for her death.
Therefore, he dropped the involuntary manslaughter charge. The Crown Prosecution Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment from MailOnline.
The leaked report acknowledged that officers’ decisions on the day Ms. Espírito Santo died may have influenced the circumstances of her death, but found no evidence that standards were violated.
Lincolnshire police did not immediately respond to a MailOnline request for comment, but told other outlets that they could not comment due to an upcoming investigation into Espirito Santo’s death.
Espirito Santo was one of 16 women who died from alleged domestic murders in the first month of confinement last year. The figures are the highest in a decade.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission will make its findings public after the conclusion of future investigation procedures.
Her boyfriend, Julio Jesus, was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter, but withdrew after prosecutors said an ‘evidentiary link’ could not be proven between the heart failure that killed Ms. Espirito Santo and the attacks by the Mr. Jesus.
Mr. Jesús was sentenced to 10 months in jail on two counts of assault.
The report of the Independent Complaints Commission against the Police revealed that in the space of 12 months, Espírito Santo had called the police seven times regarding her boyfriend.