A Brazilian mother named Tatiana Lozano Pereira, 32, is being accused of MURDERING her 17-year-old son because he was gay.
Police say that Tatiana admitted to killing her son Itaberli Lozano in Cravinhos, Sao Paulo, during questioning.
But the murder plot is even more sinister. According to local reports, Tatiana had long rejected her son because he was gay. Police believe that she devised a plan to have her son killed.
Authorities say that she hired two thugs to murder her son.
She hid them inside her home under orders to attack him when he entered.
After returning home, Itaberli was reportedly ambushed by the woman and two thugs she had hired to beat her son.
However they failed to kill him and so she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed her son to death, according to Helton Tosti Renz, the police officer in charge of the investigation.
According to local reports, Pereira and her husband, Alex Pereira, 30, the victim's stepfather, then took her son's body to an abandoned area and burned it.