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Gisele Oliveira
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20-year-old Louise Ribeiro was lured to her death by her ex-boyfriend

Vinícius Neres. Source: Metropoles

Louise Maria da Silva Ribeiro was a cheerful and polite middle daughter. She grew up in Brasília, Brazil, and her sympathy and commitment to studies gave her friends and a place at the University of Brasília (UnB), one of the most important universities in the country. At 20, she was attending the 4th semester of Biology and doing an internship at the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). Unbeknownst to Louise, her rising career would be interrupted by 19-year-old Vinícius Neres with whom she had cultivated a friendship and a supposed eight-month relationship.

Louise Ribeiro met Vinícius…

His ex-wife didn’t know she was married to a convicted murderer

Paulo Roberto de Caldas Osório. Source

In 1992, Paulo Roberto de Caldas Osório captured headlines. At the age of 18, he repeatedly stabbed, strangled, and burned his 45-year-old mother, Neuza Maria, in their home in Brasília, Brazil. He fled the scene and would only get arrested the next day. The lifeless body of Neuza Maria was discovered by her husband Paulo Jarbas, the father of the murderer.

Paulo Osório stated he didn’t know how to explain what led him to commit murder. He served ten years in the psych ward of the Papuda Penitentiary Complex in Brasília after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. …

Yasmin da Silva Nery didn’t take her intuition seriously

Yasmin da Silva Nery. Source

“I’ve never talked to him in person and I barely know where he lives, if I disappear/die you already know,” posted Yasmin da Silva Nery, 16, on her Twitter account on June 9, 2019, at 2:09 am. In a matter of hours, she would be murdered and dismembered in the house of a 17-year-old boy she had met a day before.

Yasmin da Silva Nery was an exemplary daughter. She was a sweet, shy, and intelligent girl who enjoyed hanging out with friends and, according to her father, Waldir Nery, would never stay more than two hours outside without telling…

He claimed she set herself on fire

Isabela Miranda de Oliveira. Source

At the age of 19, Isabela Miranda de Oliveira had accomplished almost everything she wanted. She was majoring in Business Administration, working at a multinational company, was becoming fluent in English, had gotten her driver’s license, and was buying her first car. Besides this, she was in a one-year relationship with William Felipe de Oliveira Alves, then 21, with whom her family did not approve. Isabela, unfortunately, was in love with the person who would be charged and convicted of her murder.

Friday, March 3, 2019, was supposed to be a good day with friends. Isabela had been invited by…

After almost eight years, his family continues to point out the contradictions surrounding the case

Andreia Regina Bovo Pesseghini, Luis Marcelo Pesseghini, and Marcelo Eduardo Bovo Pesseghini. Source

One of the most intriguing cases ever reported in Brazil happened back in 2013 when a 13-year-old boy was accused of fatally shooting his military parents, his maternal grandmother, and his great-aunt, in their home in São Paulo, Brazil. The murder inquiry also includes that he drove to school, attended classes, and committed suicide once he went back home. His young age, in addition to his docile personality and the contradictions surrounding the case, led people to argue against the official conclusion.

The killing spree took place around 00:30 a.m. on August 5, 2013. The first victim was Luis Marcelo…

He had planned the crime for two months, and two other girls were on his kill list

Tamires Paula de Almeida. Source

Tamires Paula de Almeida was 14 years old and had been living with her mother, Maria Paula, for over a year on the fifth floor of an apartment building in Goiânia, midwestern Brazil. She was an only child and they had a blessed mother-daughter relationship. Tamires was attending the ninth grade and was already looking forward to her future career ╾ she wanted to major in Psychology, and studying wouldn’t be a stumbling block, as she was an excellent student and loved reading. Moreover, she was described as a “friendly” and “polite” girl, who would always help her friends no…

False rumors led an angry mob to take the life of an innocent woman

Fabiane Maria de Jesus. Source

Fabiane Maria de Jesus was a 33 years old housewife, mother of two daughters. Her then-husband, Jaílson, described her as a happy, studious, and friendly woman. She had taken vocational courses and was willing to be a flight attendant one day. Her eldest daughter was 12 years old and was already following in her mother’s footsteps; she was the best student in her class and liked to embroider, just like Fabiane taught her. Her youngest daughter was a toddler and would not have the chance to grow up with a mother.

In April 2014, citizens of Guarujá, São Paulo state…

In the last few minutes of 2016, a grisly massacre shocked Brazil.

Photo by Nagatoshi Shimamura on Unsplash

It was New Year’s Eve 2016/2017 and families across the country were celebrating. Around 11:40 pm, people were already popping off fireworks and counting down the minutes to midnight. Sidnei Ramis de Araújo, on the other hand, was counting down the minutes to carry out a massacre he had dreamed of for years.

46-year-old Sidnei Ramis de Araújo worked as a Laboratory Technician and lived in Campinas, São Paulo, just like his 41-year-old former wife Isamara Filier and his 8-year-old son João Victor. …

Misinformation has surrounded the case for almost a decade.

Wellington Menezes de Oliveira.

On the morning of April 7, 2011, an unprecedented tragedy took place in a Brazilian school. That day, 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira opened fire on students at Tasso da Silveira Municipal School, the same school he had attended from 1999 to 2002, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Wellington was born on July 13, 1987, in Rio de Janeiro. He was adopted as a baby by Dicéia Menezes and Guido Bulgana Cubas de Oliveira and grew up in the neighborhood of Realengo along with five adopted siblings. His birth mother, Eliete Pereira, was a niece of Dicéia’s first…

No one has ever been able to explain why he did that, but there are those who believe they know the answer.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Studious, homebody, funny, religious. These were some words used to describe ten-year-old Davi Mota Nogueira, who shot an elementary school teacher and committed suicide in 2011.

Davi lived in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo with his mother Elenice Silva, his father Milton Nogueira, and his fourteen-year-old brother Gleison Mota. They were a Christian family and both parents had no complaints about their children, which they truly trusted.

Davi and Gleison attended Alcina Dantas Feijão school, just ten minutes from their residence. Their classes started at 1 pm and Milton took them to school on September 22nd. To Milton’s surprise…

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