TDoR 2013 / 2013 / February / 08 / Monica Lewinski de Lima

Monica Lewinski de Lima

Age 38

8 Feb 2013
Curitiba, Paraná (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/8-Feb-2013/Monica Lewinski (Odair Xavier de Lima)

Monica Lewinski de Lima

Monica was shot in her room. She died in hospital.

The Homicide Police has two lines of investigation for a homicide on Friday night (8/2). The [trans woman] Monica Lewinski, by the name of [deadname] de Lima (38), was shot in the head in the pension room where she lived in downtown Curitiba (PR).

One hypothesis is that the crime was motivated by homophobia, and another that she was killed by mistake. Monica was taken by the emergency services to Cajuru Hospital, but died on Saturday night.

A friend of Monica, a [trans woman] identified as Vanessa said that she lived in the same room as the boarding house where Monica was. Last week, Vanessa was with a taxi driver named Sérgio Loureiro de Brito (34), who was murdered with several shots while arriving at his girlfriend Vanessa's house, at Rua das Gaivotas, Jardim Bonfim, in Almirante Tamandaré.

Vanessa believes that on both occasions she was the target of the killer, who allegedly wants to kill her at the behest of his late boyfriend's ex-wife. DH Chief Officer Rubens Recalcatti said the two hypotheses of Monica's death would be investigated.

TvT partner organization: Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans 08.02.2013

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