TDoR list ref: tgeu/25-Sep-2020/Sandra Beatriz Rangel
Sandra was shot in the face by a client in a motel. Her assailant then ran her over before abandoning his vehicle at the scene when the motel porter refused to open the gate.
A 38-year-old [trans woman] was shot to death at dawn on Friday (25) around 2:30 am in a motel [Oasis] located on rua Luiza Betti, near Ceasa, in the north of Londrina.
The perpetrator of the crime, according to the Military Police, was the man who accompanied her. The establishment's employees activated the organ after hearing gunshots fired from the suite where the two were.
However, before the agents arrived on the scene, the man tried to escape by driving a black Fiat / Palio. As the porter refused to open the gate, the perpetrator left the vehicle and fled on foot, jumping over the motel walls.
When help came, the [trans woman] was dead. She was shot three times in the face and died while still in the establishment's suite.
The man has not yet been found by the military police. However, as he left the vehicle at the scene, some documents were found, enabling his identification.
On Wednesday 30th September the suspect was arrested and confessed to killing her. When interrogated, he claimed he acted in self defence having been driven to the motel against his will by unidentified third parties. However, the investigation concluded that his motive for the crime was a disagreement about paying, and he will now go to trial.