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Carla Marques Ramirez Pedreira

Age 50

2 Nov 2023
Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Carla Marques Ramirez Pedreira
Carla Marques Ramirez Pedreira [photo:]

Carla died after being shot in the head. Her killer was arrested.

Transsexual Carla Marques Ramirez, aged 50, was confirmed brain dead by the medical team at Hospital da Vida, in Dourados, this Thursday, November 2nd and the family have decided to donate her organs. She was shot in the head last Sunday, October 29th, in Rio Brilhante.

The suspect who shot a firearm at Carla has been in prison since Tuesday. He was trying to escape when he was detained by the PRF (Federal Highway Police), on highway BR-163. The police are still trying to discover the motivation for the crime.

The homemade 22-caliber gun used by the suspect, identified only as Jonathan, was found on Monday, close to where the victim was, on Avenida Benjamin Constant.

On Sunday the Military Police were called and at the scene, in conversation with Carla's neighbor, she said that she was sitting in front of the house with her 5-year-old daughter. The child fell asleep and was placed inside the car that was parked outside the residence. Afterwards, the woman went in to get a cigarette and heard the sound of a gunshot, ran out and saw Carla lying on the ground.

While the victim's neighbor reported what happened, the child said “daddy shot Carlinha in the head”. The police questioned the woman about where her husband was and she said that she had been working on a farm since the 26th, but she could not say the name of the rural property. The child also said that their father leaves the gun under the mattress and sometimes in the closet.

Two years earlier Carla is alleged to have killed her husband after he attacked her with a knife during an argument.

The transsexual woman Carla Marques Ramirez, 50, known as “Carla Pedreira”, murdered with a gunshot to the head, is suspected of killing her husband Igor da Silva Bezerra, 20, with a knife two years ago, in the municipality of Rio Brilhante, 161 kilometers from Campo Grande, on the same street where she was murdered. The woman was shot on Sunday and died on Thursday (2), in Dourados.

Carla was murdered on Avenida Benjamin Constant, the same street where she killed Igor, on November 23, 2021. The two were married for seven years, but according to the Public Ministry's complaint, the relationship was troubled and full of fights that ended in attacks.

On the day that Igor was murdered, around 1 pm, in the house where the couple lived, at Chácara Nossa Senhora Aparecida, on Avenida Benjamin Constant, the two had been drinking and began to argue. Igor grabbed a knife and advanced on Carla, she managed to hold her husband's hand and directed the knife towards the man's chest, landing a clear blow.

Report added: 4 Nov 2023. Last updated: 25 Nov 2023

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