On Tuesday, three suspects attempted to rob some people at a gas station outside São Paulo, Brazil. Two approached their targets, a pair of gas station attendants, while a third waited in a getaway car. In the middle of rifling through the pockets of a victim, 25-year-old Luiz Antônio Teixeira collapsed and died.
Police in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, are scratching their heads about a series of giftwrapped skulls that have been left all over town.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A Brazilian student caught in a nightclub inferno that killed 231 people posted her final message to Facebook.
In Brazil, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte, 51, his 50-year-old wife and 25-year-old mistress are accused of murdering at least two women in a “purification” ritual invented by Negromonte’s schizophrenic mind. After killing and dismembering the women, police say the trio ate their flesh and cooked it into empanadas, which they sold to neighbors.
Ilda Vitor Maciel, 88, of Rio de Janeiro, died in a hospital last month. Maciel had been admitted to Santa Casa de Barra Mansa after suffering a stroke, and died after receiving an injection from a nurse technician. A lawsuit filed by her family claims that the nurse injected soup into the elderly woman’s veins instead of into her feeding tube.