According to one report, a 24-year-old pregnant Brazilian woman died with the same man after being tied up and burned in a car by a group including the married father of her unborn child.
Ellen Priscila Ferreira da Silva was four months pregnant when she and Ely Carlos dos Santos, 39, were burned in her mother’s car, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, The Sun reported.
Three men and one woman were arrested in a horrible crime, which lead investigator Paulo de Tars described as “pre-determined” and “very cruel.”
Two of the suspects – a 19-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman – confessed, according to the news agency.
“One of the suspects even personally comforted the victim̵7;s mother after her death was confirmed,” de Tars said.
“The victim was four months pregnant by one of the suspects, who was married,” he added. “His wife, who confessed and also pregnant, already knew.”
Police are still investigating the motive of the attack, but de Tars said the victims could be indebted to a drug dealer who was also covered.
“Another point is that Ellen refuses to abort the child conceived in a relationship outside of marriage,” he said.
The main suspect is believed to be a 38-year-old man, the child’s father, who initially told investigators he was also assaulted and that he feigned fainting to avoid being burned.
He later admitted he had inflicted injury on himself under the influence of drugs, the news agency reported.