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Juliane de Fonseca ("Juju")

Age 38
12 Apr 2019
Sapezal, Mato Grosso (Brazil)

Juliane de Fonseca ("Juju")

Juliane ran into a bar on Avenida do Pintadoa to escape a man she had been drinking with after he had stabbed her during an argument. She died at the scene.

Another trans woman has been brutally murdered in Mato Grosso. She was stabbed in the neck and elsewhere on her body after arguing with a man during a drinking session in the town of Sapezal.

The incident took place at the Bar Verde, in Jardim Sapezal neighborhood, late on Friday night. According to witnesses the two were sitting at a table drinking and talking, when a loud argument began. The man asked her to stop shouting and warned that he was armed and that he would kill her if she continued to argue.

She did not believe him but the man then pulled out a knife and stabbed her in the neck. She tried to escape by running into the bar, where she died.

The suspect frequented the bar sporadically while the victim was a few days in the city and was not known in the area.

The perpetrator was arrested on Saturday 13th April.

Report added: 14 Apr 2019. Last updated: 16 Jul 2019

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