Pregnant Woman, 21, Killed After Baby Ripped From Her Womb

This young woman who was eight months pregnant has died after she had her baby cut from her womb in Brazil.

Pamella Ferreira Andrade Martins, 21, was found dead at her home in the neighbourhood of Nova Holanda in the Brazilian municipality of Macae on the afternoon of 17th March.

A family member, who wished to remain anonymous, told local media that the victim was found inside a locked bathroom and the door had to be broken down.


A scene of horror greeted them once they were inside as the young woman was lying inside butchered, with her belly ripped open and her unborn baby missing.

A 22-year-old woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was arrested when she was admitted to hospital after checking into a nearby A&E unit carrying the dead baby.

According to reports, the woman had told the health professionals at the unit that she had given birth to the baby boy herself and had fallen down the stairs with him.


However, she was submitted to tests that proved she had not been pregnant. Local media also report that a knife and penknife were found in her handbag.

According to the police, the suspect had been pretending to be pregnant and was seen in the victim’s company the day before the crime.

Pamella’s relatives told police that the suspect said she “would get herself a child whatever it takes”. However, they did not believe she was capable of committing such a crime.


Pamella leaves behind a husband and a two-year-old son.

The police are investigating the case and an autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death of the baby.

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