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Name Unknown

Age 55

10 Jan 2024
Itajaí, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Name Unknown

The victim was stabbed to death in her own home. Her killer - who lived in the same residence - was arrested.

A tragedy occurred in Itajaí, where a 55-year-old [trans woman] was brutally stabbed to death inside her home in the Cidade Nova neighborhood, in the early hours of this Wednesday (10/01). Before passing away, the victim sought help at the house of a 38-year-old neighbor, who ended up injured while trying to help her. The perpetrator of the crime was arrested red-handed.

The episode began around 3am, and the Military Police vehicles were called after a call via 190. The neighbor reported that the [trans woman], covered in blood, entered his home asking for help. However, when trying to help her, the man was surprised by the attacker who was armed with a knife and wounded him in the chest. Despite the scare, the neighbor managed to fend off the attacker and escape without searious injuries.

Unfortunately, the [trans woman] did not survive her injuries and died at the scene. The police carried out searches and arrested the suspect, a 35-year-old man, with a previous criminal history, including theft, domestic violence, threats, damage and receiving. The attacker claimed to have been "pestered" by the victim while he was resting, leading him to decide to attack her with a knife. Both shared the same residence, but the exact nature of their relationship has not yet been clarified.

The victim, who had no previous police record, was removed by the Scientific Police for forensic procedures. Her name has not been released at this time. The attacker will be subject to a custody hearing in the next few hours.

Report added: 11 Jan 2024. Last updated: 3 Feb 2024

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