TDoR 2017 / 2017 / July / 01 / Larissa Valverde (Lolly)

Larissa Valverde (Lolly)

Age 24

1 Jul 2017
Sorriso, Mato Grosso (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/2-Jul-2017/Lola

Larissa Valverde (Lolly)
Larissa Valverde (Lolly) [photo:]

Larissa was stabbed from behind with a screwdriver in a supermarket car park. The Civil Police also reported that the perpetrator (who has been arrested) introduced a vial of deodorant into her anus. He was arrested and confessed to the crime.

A horrendous crime probably motivated by Transphobia happened this Sunday in the city of Sorriso, which is approximately 420 km from Cuiabá, capital of the state of Mato Grosso. According to the online news portal G1, Larissa Valverde, as she was known, was killed cruelly in the parking lot of a supermarket located in Bairro Jardim Alvorada. Her body was found just before dawn on Sunday (2).

[deadname] Ferreira, 24, aka Larissa, was cowardly attacked from behind, she was hit by four blows from a sharp weapon which investigators believe is a screwdriver found near the body.

According to the criminal expert, responsible for examining the crime scene, Larissa did not have any defense wounds, meaning that she was probably attacked by surprise by the murderer.

Her killer Cléverson dos Santos was arrested on 16th July 2017. In June 2021 he was sentenced to to 15 years, 7 months and 14 days in prison for killing Larissa, and a further two years for mutilating her corpse.

The Jury Court sentenced Cléverson dos Santos, known as “Zico”, to 15 years, 7 months and 14 days in prison in prison for killing Luiz Henrique Ferreira with a screwdriver and and two years for desecrating her corpse. He was also convicted of attempted theft from a church and a stationery store. All crimes were committed on the night of July 1, 2017, in the municipality of Sorriso (distant 394 km from Cuiabá).

According to the complaint by the Public Ministry, before committing the murder, the defendant committed successive crimes, starting with an attempted theft in the Santa Luzia Parish, in the Industrial district. The theft didn't happen because Cléverson couldn't break the lock on the door. Faced with the failed attempt, the defendant continued his endeavor through the same neighborhood until he reached the Agape Stationery and Malharia. While he was trying to break down the door of the establishment, the owner shouted for help to the neighbors, causing him to flee the scene.

Almost two hours later at 11:45 pm, in the Centro Sul neighborhood, Cléverson found the victim [deadname], who was a [trans woman], in the parking lot of a supermarket. Without any chance of defense, [deadname] was attacked with a screwdriver from behind, with the motive being one of low value. According to the autopsy examination the victim received four blows to the neck in total, dying instantly. After the victim was murdered, Cléverson desecrated the corpse by inserting a cylindrical plastic tube into her anus.

Note that the TDoR 2017 list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2017 gives her name as “Lola”. [BROKEN LINK]

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 10 Oct 2021

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