Written in BRAZIL he 3/2/2024 · 11:00 am
A brutal and unbelievable crime shocked Brazil this week. An 18-year-old young man, resident of the municipality of Indaial, in Vale do Itajaí, in Santa Catarina, planned and carried out, in the company of a friend, the stabbing murder of his own parents to get the inheritance. The 39-year-old woman ended up surviving, but the man, a 45-year-old businessman, died.
The boy, whose identity was not revealed, offered the family car and another R$50,000 to his friend to help him in the execution. Images from the security cameras of the property where the family lived showed the moment when the author, carrying a kitchen knife, wanders around the residence at night. The father was attacked by his partner, while the son stabbed his own mother, who was later stabbed by the other young man as well.
The plan, in fact, was the opposite. The son wanted to kill his father with his own hands and would have left the task of ending his mother’s life to his partner. However, Márcio Elizeu Melo, who had a small metalworks where his only son also worked, heard noises in the living room and left the room to see what was going on, coming face to face with the stranger. In testimony, the killer said that he “had a lot of hatred for his parents” because he would be “treated like a mere employee” by both of them.
“This case takes on an even greater cruelty. In Suzane’s case, the participation would have been in opening the door for the executors to enter and commit the crime, this is what was found there. In this crime the cruelty is greater, because in addition to the son having engineered everything, having planned and promised a reward, he is also the one who carried out the crime and strikes his mother at the time of the events”, said delegate Filipe Martins Alves Pereira, head of the Indaial Police Station.
Late on Sunday night (28), the son left home to find the co-perpetrator of the homicide and then returned to his home around 12:30 am on Monday (29). As he lost the knife with which he would commit the crime on the way to his friend’s house, the victims’ son had to go into the kitchen of his residence to get another blade, which ended up being recorded by the property’s security cameras. His family, from his murdered father, recognized their relative based on the way he walked recorded in the recordings.