Nemer da Silva Rodrigues ("Mana")Age 37
7 Sep 2019
Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/7-Sep-2019/Nemer da Silva Rodrigues
Mana was stabbed after a fight. Police were called after neighbours heard shouting, and witnesses say that her assailant stabbed her at lest 12 times.
Her murder was the second in the city in 24 hours, following that of Carolline Dias.
In less than 24 hours, two trans women were murdered in Santa Maria.
Police are investigating the cases and say there is no preliminary evidence of a link between them. First victim, 27, was shot dead in a city corner. The second of 37 was found with 13 stab wounds in the neighborhood where she lived.
Two trans women were murdered in less than 24 hours last Saturday in Santa Maria, central Rio Grande do Sul. Police are investigating the cases, and the NGO, which operates in the city, called for a hearing. with the State Department of Justice and Human Rights to address the issue.
The first homicide happened at dawn. The victim was 27-year-old Carolline Dias, shot dead in the back on the corner of Presidente Vargas and Borges de Medeiros avenues. Police said two witnesses saw a man approach the victim on foot, shoot and then flee.
That night, 37-year-old Nemer da Silva Rodrigues was murdered with 13 knife blows [on Avenida Paulo Lauda] in the Tancredo Neves neighborhood where she lived. Residents heard shouts and called the police who, when they arrived, found the body near a gym. The author fled the scene.
On 13th September two men were arrested for her murder.
Two young men, both 18, were arrested on Friday morning on suspicion of stabbing a trans woman in Santa Maria. Nemer da Silva Rodrigues, 37, was killed with 13 blows in the Tancredo Neves neighborhood where she lived last Saturday night (7). Residents heard shouts and called the police who, when they arrived, found the body near a gym.
According to Police Chief Gabriel Zanella, who is responsible for the investigation, the crime is not related to gender. “The motivation of homicide is futile and unrelated to homophobia and transphobia. According to police investigations, there was initially a discussion between the two individuals and the victim. She requested the return of a motorcycle helmet that she had loaned to one of them. "
“After the object was returned, the two suddenly changed their behavior. They invited the victim to walk in the vicinity of a sports gymnasium and cowardly murdered her with several knife blows using weapons that they carried concealed in their clothes, ”adds the delegate.
In April 2022 Airton Gabriel Santos Ritz do Nascimento and Kévin Gabriel Cardoso Vidal were convicted of her murder.
Nemer's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/nemer.rodrigues.1.