In Erechim, a mother was arrested red-handed on Thursday night (1) after her son was admitted to Santa Terezinha Hospital with serious injuries. The incident triggered a police investigation, raising questions about the origin of the child’s injuries, who was later transferred to Hospital São Vicente de Paulo, in Passo Fundo, due to the severity of his condition.
The child’s parents, originally from Haiti, sought medical attention due to serious injuries to their son’s body, including signs of recent abuse. The initial claim of a fall was cast into doubt following revelations that the child had previously been treated for similar injuries.
The situation escalated when hospital professionals decided to call the Military Brigade, and the child’s father temporarily left the scene. Upon returning and being questioned by the police, he distanced himself from the responsibilities of caring for the child, mentioning another family. The mother, in turn, suggested that the nanny could be behind the injuries, a statement contradicted by the nanny’s report and observations from a neighbor, who indicated that she frequently heard crying and screaming coming from the family’s residence.
Taken to the Emergency Police Station (DPPA), the mother was caught in the act and taken to the Erechim Regional Prison, while the father was released after providing explanations.
The child, now in the ICU, faces a critical clinical condition, requiring surgery to treat multiple injuries, including a fractured clavicle and head trauma. The case was registered as attempted qualified homicide, a shocking development that awaits further investigations to clarify the tragic circumstances involving the family.