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Riana da Conceição dos Santos

Age 21

19 Mar 2024
Barra do Coda, Maranhão (Brazil)

Riana da Conceição dos Santos
Riana da Conceição dos Santos [photo:]

Riana was killed by stoning. A suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated homicide by cruel means.

A man suspected of killing 21-year-old [trans woman] Riana with stones in Barra do Corda, Maranhão, was arrested this Monday morning (11).

Identified as Francisco Ramos, known as “Galeguinho”, he was arrested in a joint operation by the Civil and Military police in the village of Brejo do João, in Tuntum.

The suspect was charged with aggravated homicide by cruel means, as reported by delegate Brito Júnior, head of the Grajaú Regional Police Station and responsible for duty at the Barra do Corda Regional Police Station .

The arrest occurred after analyzing images from security cameras near the scene of the crime, where the victim and suspect were seen together before the murder. In the images, Francisco is seen attacking Riana with stones. Riana, also known as [deadname] da Conceição dos Santos, was brutally murdered with more than ten stones thrown to her head.

At the police station, the suspect claimed to have had a fight with the victim and denied any intimate relationship with her. He further stated that he was threatened by Riana with a knife and that he was drunk at the time of the crime.

The Maranhão Civil Police is investigating the case and is considering three lines of investigation: fight over drug consumption, intolerance due to the victim's sexual orientation and mistakes in paying for sexual services.

According to delegate Brito Júnior, Francisco already has a police record for attempted feminicide. After legal procedures, the suspect was taken to a prison unit, where he will remain at the disposal of the Justice.

Report added: 20 Mar 2024. Last updated: 29 Mar 2024

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