"The above listed defendant, Thiago Silva and the victim Thaysa Silva have been married for thirteen years and have no children in common. Silva trains as a mixed martial arts fighter for the UFC and his wife also has martial arts experience. In December 2012, the defendant and the victim separated due to marital problems. During this time, the defendant was still living in their listed residence of 2041 Coral Heights Blvd, in the city of Oakland Park, Broward County, Florida. On January 30, 2014, the victim called 911 due to the fact she and the defendant had a domestic altercation. Deputy Harold Storey 6290 responded and upon meeting the victim, she was visibly shaking and sobbing uncontrollably. She advised that the defendant and she were arguing over accusations of an extramarital affair. During the argument, the defendant picked up a silver colored revolver, pushed her to the sofa, pointed the firearm at her and told her he was going to kill her. When she began to scream, he covered her mouth with his free hand. He then placed the firearm in her mouth ..." [continued below]
"... while still holding her down. While attempting to scream, the defendant then left the resident and fled in his vehicle. She stated to Deputy Story that she was in fear of her life. She stated that at 853 pm, she arrived home and found the defendant in the residence. He confronted the defendant and told him to leave the residence because she had the injunction for protection against him. He then stated that he would leave and that she needs to leave. A short time, later, the defendant left the residence. She advised when he left he was upset but did not harm her. Moments later, the defendant sent the text message to the victim in Portuguese stating 'I am gonna fuck you up and you are going to die. I am going to hire someone to kill you and I am going to move my girlfriend in.' Detective Roger Frey 14803 arrived on scene and took a sworn statement from the victim in reference to the aforementioned facts.
On February 6, 2014, at approximately 7:44 pm, the victim was training at the Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center located at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. She and victim #2 Pablo Popovitch were inside the center when she observed the defendant driving his vehicle, a 2012 Dodge Charger bearing FL TAG G7ARY. She could see the defendant pull up to the center because the entire store front is clear glass. The defendant then started honking the vehicle horn continuously. She then went outside to speak with him to avoid a confrontation since victim Silva and victim Popovitch are in a romantic relationship. The defendant is aware of this relationship and this fact contributed to his actions. She approached the defendant which was driving, and when she was approached the driver side, he rolled down the window. She immediately noticed that he had been drinking and extremely intoxicated. He then produced a black glock firearm and pointed it at the victim. He stated, You have ten seconds to bring Pablo outside and if he does not come out, I will go in the gym and start shooting everyone. It should be known there was a class in session with approximately 25 students inside. Victim Popovitch then exited the center to protect victim Silva from harm. He then approached the driver's side of the vehicle and observed the defendant pointing the firearm above the door frame at the victim Silva. The defendant threatened to kill both victim Silva and victim Popivitch. Popovitch then ran back into the gym, locked the front door, and called 911. The defendant then drove away. Deputy J. Cabal 16875 arrived on scene and met with both victims."
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