Bayern Munich's Breno facing 10-year prison term after being indicted for arson

The stopper could face several years behind bars after a judicial survey revealed his villa had been deliberately burnt down, with a court hearing scheduled for March or April
Bayern Munich defender Breno has been accused of committing arson by a judicial review, and may now face a 10-year prison sentence if found guilty.

The 22-year-old made headlines last September as news of his villa in the Munich suburb of Grunwald catching fire broke, but questions arose surrounding the lead-up to the incident after it emerged he did not suffer any injuries, while his wife and children were not present.

A fire report on his burnt-down home has since established that the ex-Sao Paulo man did indeed perform an arson attack on the property, and could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted during his court hearing, scheduled for April at the latest.

However, Breno has documented mental health issues, and Paragraph 20 of the Criminal Code in German law states that the defendant would be protected from the threat of jail time on such grounds, but only if they are sufficiently proven to the courts.

It will only add to Breno's woes, as the former Brazil Under-21 international is also currently nursing a long-term knee defect in rehab. He was previously detained in September on suspicion of arson, but was released on bail in October.

The Brazilian defender arrived at Bayern in December 2007, but has made just 21 appearances for the club to date.

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