Antonella García RamírezAge 51
4 Oct 2020
Guayaquil, Guayas (Ecuador)
Antonella was a hairdresser, and ran her business from home. She was stabbed by her ex-partner after she declined to give him money.
The Ecuadorian Federation of LGBT Organizations denounced this Tuesday, October 6, the brutal murder of Antonella RG. Her body was found with her dog, in the middle of a pool of blood and with eight stab wounds throughout the body, including in the mouth and eyes.
The incident occurred in Las Orquídeas Este in the city of Guayaquil, and according to the Centro Psico Trans, it was a transfemicide.
According to the LGBT rights organization, the woman was killed by her ex-partner, with whom she had a relationship for several years. The suspect suffered a serious drug addiction, for which he was admitted to a Rehabilitation Center, but he escaped from the place and went to the victim's house to obtain money.
The suspect was apprehended on 5th October.
“We call on the authorities, especially the State Attorney General's Office, so that his ex-partner and murderer are charged with hate crime that allow him to be sentenced to the maximum penalty. Although it is true that transfemicide does not exist in our legal framework, its characteristics are evident that leads us to this hypothesis, ”requested the Ecuadorian Federation of LGBT Organizations through a statement.