near decapitated with the scythe, badly cut across her face and with an amputated lower arm.
On May 10, 2012 a man got into a violent argument with his wife, neighbor overheard and tried to mediate but it angered the husband who picked up his scythe and chopped her up. The screams attracted the attention of victim’s son who in turn picked up a knife and struck the attacker in the head, killing him.
It all went down in the town of Piçarreira, the municipality of Mombaça, 296 kilometers from Fortaleza, Brazil. The male victim was 33 year old farmer Edilio Paulino de Souza. Prior to killing his neighbor with a scythe, he also attacked his wife Ana Paula Nascimento with a knife. Her wound were not mortal but she needed to be hospitalized.
Female victim was 49 year old Maria Francisca Rodrigues de Oliveira. She ended up looking the worst – near decapitated with the scythe, badly cut across her face and with an amputated lower arm.
22 year old João Paulo Rodrigues da Silva, son of the female victim fled the village after the murder of his mother’s killer and has not been seen since. He’s considered to be a fugitive from justice.
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