Suelen Coimbra do Carmo, 27, is claimed to have lured Naiara Silva Costa, 22, who was eight months pregnant, to her home under false pretenses, before murdering the pregnant woman and ripping her womb open.
Carmo told Costa she had baby clothes to donate to the woman and lured her into her home. That’s when Carmo drugged Costa. When Costa was incapacitated, Carmo strangled the woman.
When Costa was no longer breathing, Carmo said she checked and the baby was moving inside the mother, still alive. That’s when Carmo got her scalpel.
The Daily Mail reports:
In a shocking act of barbarity, Carmo is allegedly to have drugged, hung and then stabbed the victim, cutting the baby from the mother’s womb. The child did not survive.
Police said Carmo buried Mrs Costa’s body in a shallow pit in the backyard of the house where she lived in Goiânia, central west Brazil.
The baby was found wrapped in clothes and dumped in a wash basin inside the house.
According to detective Azuen Magda Albarello, Carmo confessed to killing the married mother who worked as a beautician.
Carmo revealed she found her victim online after the mother-to-be posted an appeal for help for clothes for her baby.
Det. Albarello said: ‘Suelen joined a mother’s group on social network and saw Naiara was asking for help.
‘They began to exchange messages, and the woman agreed with the victim to meet in Goiania, pretending she would deliver a complete trousseau for the baby.
‘Suelen collected Naiara in the capital, then took her by car to her house in Nerópolis (a neighbourhood in the city) where the crime happened.’
The accused is reported to have had an abortion two months ago after splitting from her partner who allegedly didn’t want the child.
Neighbors say that the murderess was acting crazy, wearing flowing dresses and acting like she was pregnant, even after she had the abortion.
A neighbor finally called police after Carmo asked him to help her dig a hole in the backyard to plant flowers. The hole she asked for was much bigger than needed. That’s when the neighbor began to suspect that Carmo wasn’t pregnant at all.
After a police investigation revealed a very nervous Carmo, police were able to find the remains of the victim and the child.