Suspect of planning to kill his parents in SC is caught with a knife before the crime
According to the investigation, in the early hours of Monday (29), the duo attacked the victims with knife blows. His father, Márcio Elizeu Melo, a 45-year-old businessman, died.
The mother, aged 39, survived and remained in the hospital until 3:45 pm on Friday (2), according to the Civil Police.
See what is known about the case and what remains to be clarified:
- What happened?
- How and where did the crime happen?
- What is known about the son?
- What happened to the used knives?
- When did the arrests take place?
- What is the son’s version?
- What is your friend’s version?
- How long ago was the crime planned?
- Did the investigation have access to images?
- How many stab wounds did the victims receive?
Márcio Elizeu Melo, a 45-year-old businessman, was stabbed by his son’s friend in the early hours of Monday (29) and succumbed to his injuries. His wife, 39, was initially attacked by the couple’s son and, later, also by his friend.
She was taken to the hospital in serious condition and is recovering, according to the Civil Police. Their 18-year-old son and his friend of the same age were detained.
2. How and where did the crime happen?
The son, who lived with his parents, left home towards the suspect friend’s house around 1 am on Monday. According to delegate Filipe Martins, responsible for the investigation, he left the guest room window open, where there are no cameras.
At his friend’s house, he changes his clothes. The two then return to their parents’ residence and enter through the window left open. According to the delegate, The plan was that the victims would be killed while they were sleeping, in their bedroom.
However, the son drops a knife along the way and has to go through the room, where there is a camera, to get a new utensil. “He goes through the living room, through the kitchen, grabs a knife and goes back to his parents’ room”, reported the deputy.
With that, the father heard the noise and woke up. Then he is attacked by his friend. The mother wakes up and is attacked by her son and then by his friend. According to the delegate, They leave for their friend’s house, believing that the two victims had died.
3. What is known about the son?
The 18-year-old was an only child and worked at his father’s company. According to the police chief, he didn’t like working or studying.
4. What happened to the used knives?
After the crime, according to the Civil Police, the suspects went to their friend’s house. He committed to setting fire to the clothes and used knives. According to the delegate, these objects were not found for seizure.
5. When did the arrests take place?
The two suspects fled the scene shortly after the crime and were only located on Wednesday (31). They were arrested on Thursday (1st) after the couple’s son was stabbed confessing to having devised a plan to kill his parents together with a friend.
6. What is the son’s version?
The son told the Civil Police that he committed the crimes because the two did not treat him like a son, but as a mere employee, according to delegate Filipe Martins. He worked at his father’s company.
“It was from there that he decided, in his words, to ‘eliminate them'”, said the delegate.
7. What is the friend’s version?
According to the police chief, the friend decided to speak out after the police verified that their versions did not match.
He said, according to the Civil Police, that he would be paid with a sum of money and a Montana car, which belonged to the family. “He does not confess that he was at the crime scene, but that he received the offer to commit the murder.
8. How long ago was the crime planned?
The crime was planned about two months ago.
9. Did the investigation have access to images?
The investigation had access to a security camera located in the living room of the family’s home, where the victims’ son went to get a new knife.
10. How many stab wounds did the victims receive?
The number of blows dealt to the victims is still uncertain, according to the delegate. The investigation awaits the results of the crime scene investigation, the father’s autopsy and the mother’s forensic examination.