Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
Cops in Brazil are searching for a jealous dad who stabbed his beautiful ex-wife to death with their two-year-old son in his hands after he turned up to give her the child he had been looking after over the weekend as part of a shared custody deal.
The crime took place at the entrance to the victim’s garage in the Brazilian municipality of Itaquaquecetuba on 21st March.
According to local media, the suspect arrived at his ex-wife’s residence to hand back their two-year-old son after he had spent the weekend with his father who had shared custody following the couple’s breakup.
However, an argument ensued, and 30-year-old Michel Junior Ferreira Alves is reported to have started stabbing 22-year-old Ligia Calixto Monteiro while still carrying their child in his arms.
Ligia’s father heard his daughter’s cries for help and rushed to her assistance. However, the suspect then tried to attack him, and he was forced back inside the house.
While the victim’s father frantically searched for a knife of his own, the suspect went outside the property, where Ligia had tried to flee.
He then got into his car and drove a short distance down the street to where she had stumbled and he started repeatedly stabbing her again.
Ligia was eventually rescued and rushed to hospital. However, she sadly succumbed to her wounds.
According to the victim’s mother, who was also at home at the time, the suspect committed the crime because her daughter had broken up with him.
The suspect had reportedly been jealous, aggressive and possessive during the couple’s five-year relationship, which Ligia ended one month ago.
The suspect fled the scene without his son following the attack and he has not yet been apprehended by the police.
Officers are currently searching for him and have registered the case as femicide. Ligia also leaves behind a four-year-old daughter that she also had with her suspected killer.
The search for the man continues.
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