Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A man has been arrested for sending his ex-girlfriend a bouquet of flowers with a bomb that left her in hospital for 10 days and destroyed part of her house.
Eduardo Lazarim was arrested for attempted murder in the Brazilian municipality of Francisco Morato on 2nd February.
He is believed to have sent the bouquet of red roses along with a gift-wrapped bomb to the house of ex-girlfriend, telemarketer Edileuza Ramalho, in the neighbourhood of Jardim Virginia in the city of Francisco Morato on 2nd January.
The 49-year-old woman was away at the time of delivery and unwrapped the ‘gift’ three days later when she arrived home.
Shrapnel from the explosive device hit the 49-year-old, resulting in her hospitalisation for 10 days, as well as destroying the roof of her property and her bathroom door, according to local media.
Edileuza’s son, electrician Jhonathan Cardoso dos Santos, was at home at the time and said he was thrown into the air by the force of the blast.
He told local media: “When she opened the box, smoke started to come out, it caught fire, it exploded, but it exploded in a way that you couldn’t see anything else. I was thrown a metre and a half (4.9 feet) from the door.”
Edileuza’s relatives told local media that the victim suspected at the time that the package had been delivered by her ex, with whom she had broken up in December last year after finding out he was already married.
According to Edileuza’s relatives, Eduardo did not accept the breakup.
Her sister-in-law Kelly Oliveira told local media: “She’d say ‘don’t leave me alone, he’ll come here, he’ll want to kill me’ and she’d keep on saying this all the time.”
The suspect gave his statement to the police on 4th February.
The investigation is continuing.
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