A civil servant knifed his wife to death, took a selfie with her bloodied corpse, and posted the gruesome snap to social media.
Gilmar Ferreira de Souza allegedly stabbed his wife, 40-year-old Adriana Carvalho Vieira, to death at their home in Abatia, southern Brazil, on Friday, 2nd December.
Chillingly, said Military Police, the 44-year-old then took a selfie with her dead body and uploaded it to social media.
The gory snap, seen here, shows Gilmar looking crazed with blood on his face, neck, and T-shirt.
Meanwhile, his wife’s body can be seen slumped in a heap on the blood-splattered floor.
Local media said her body was found with a cut to the neck, while Gilmar, who is employed by Abatia Municipality, was found next to her with cuts to the wrists and neck.
He was treated by paramedics and then taken to hospital, where he remained at the time of reporting.
Civil Police said he was refusing to tell officers the motive for the stabbing and told them he would only speak before a judge.
Police believe it is most likely that the killing was a femicide.
The evangelical Assemblies of God church in Abatia, which Adriana attended, said in a statement: “We are immensely grateful for the time we were able to spend with her, and she will always be remembered in our hearts.”