In the municipality of São Sebastião do Uatumã, state of Amazonas, Brazil, a couple consisting of a 22-year-old woman and an 18-year-old boy under her influence, murdered a 20-year-old pregnant lady in order to steal her unborn baby.
According to the delegate Claudenor Medeiros, head of the police detachment in São Sebastião do Uatumã, a municipality located 247 kilometers as the crow flies from the state’s capital of Manaus, a joint investigation involving civilian police from the municipal districts of Itapiranga and São Sebastião do Uatumã uncovered that the death of a 20-year-old, 37 weeks pregnant woman who has not been identified by name, was committed by Joelma Queila Santana da Silva and Alex da Silva Carvalho.
The results of the investigations show that the couple met the woman when she was on her way to visit a doctor in Itapiranga. The three went to have a drink together in a local cafeteria, where in a moment of distraction, Joelma put a date rape drug into the woman’s drink, causing her to pass out. The two took the woman to a forest area where they used a knife to open up her belly and remove the fetus. The victim died on the spot.
When asked about the motive for the crime, Joelma said that she could not get pregnant but wanted very much to have a child. So she used her influence over young and immature Alex to get him to participate in the heinous crime.
The corpse of the woman was found by the residents in an area near a place known as “Campo de Pelada Pimenta”, in the neighborhood of Paz. They alerted the police which led to the fast and effective investigation with the conclusion.
The baby, it would appear, survived and is being treated in the Itapiranga hospital.