TDoR 2024 / 2024 / January / 13 / Bunitinha


Age 57

13 Jan 2024
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo (Brazil)
Beaten and suffocated

Bunitinha [photo:]

Bunitinha was killed by her partner. He was arrested.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in Ribeirão Preto, in the interior of São Paulo, on suspicion of killing his partner, a 57-year-old trans woman. The crime took place on the afternoon of Saturday, 13th, in Jardim Piratininga.

The crimes of domestic violence and feminicide due to futile appeal were recorded in the police report. Military police officers were called by the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) team at around 5:20 pm after the coroner confirmed the victim's death, according to the Civil Police.

The woman was killed in the house where she and the suspect lived, and her body was found in the bathroom. With several injuries and a broken arm, the victim had signs of suffocation in his neck.

The suspect told police that he was sleeping and, when he woke up, saw the woman's body on the floor. The man was arrested in the act and had his prison converted to preventive custody at the weekend.

According to police suspicions, the couple had argued before the crime. The furniture in the house was overturned and some objects were broken.

In testimony, the suspect said he went out to collect recyclable material and then drank, on Friday, the 12th. When he arrived home drunk on the morning of Saturday, the 13th, he noticed that the victim's body was injured and the furniture was outside the room. place, but did not ask what had happened. According to the report, the man claims that the couple had sex and then he fell asleep. When he woke up, the suspect claims he found the body on the floor and went to a neighbor so she could call EMS.

The team found that the victim was dead and, given the evidence, the suspicion was domestic violence - thus calling the PM. The case is under investigation.

Report added: 21 Jan 2024. Last updated: 3 Feb 2024

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