The victim’s ex-husband, Daniel Garcia Carrera, was arrested and identified as the mastermind behind the crime.Reproduction / Social Networks
Published 02/12/2024 12:03
With the change in the will, US$1 million was allocated to the first ex-husband and the rest of the money to the son. In a message sent to the gallery owner, Daniel said he wanted US$6 million. In testimony, the Cuban said that Daniel was afraid that Brent’s new relationship could harm the division of assets in the divorce. Furthermore, according to Alejandro, the gallerist’s ex-husband said that he received low pension amounts and that Brent spent a lot of money on drugs, parties and prostitutes.
Alejandro’s defense also said that the Cuban went to the gallery owner’s house twice before the crime. “One to recognize the place and the second he tried, but couldn’t open the door. Daniel went crazy with him, stopped sending the money and called him saying it would have to be at that moment. He took his godmother’s car, without even covering the sign, and was totally pressured by Daniel, who is a criminal mind”, he said.
Alejandro’s defense believes that the crime involved the participation of other people. “We will take some actions asking the police chief and the prosecutor for a series of steps because this story doesn’t add up. This key arrived in Daniel’s hand in the USA and then sent to Brazil. It wasn’t a robbery, but the scenario was set to be a robbery. I don’t doubt the participation of third parties in this crime, including Brazilians”, said Gregório.
Brent, 75, was found dead with 18 stab wounds in his home in Jardim Botânico. According to police, the gun was not in the victim’s home. Alejandro was arrested three days later, at a gas station on BR-050, between the cities of Uberaba and Uberlândia, in Minas Gerais. With him, the police found R$30 thousand dollars.
Who was the gallery owner
Brent Sikkema was co-owner of a famous New York art gallery, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. He began working in art galleries in 1971, as director of exhibitions at the Visual Studies Workshop, a non-profit arts education organization. . The businessman opened his first gallery in Boston in 1976. In 1991, he founded Wooster Gardens, currently Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Since 2003, he and Michael Jenkins, with whom he worked on several artistic projects there, were partners in the space.