A woman and her lesbian partner are currently in police net for committing a crime so cruel that even hardened investigators were shocked, according to reports.
The mum and her lesbian lover have been accused of tearing off her nine-year-old son’s penis before beheading him. Mum Rosana Candido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, of Brazil, are said to have stabbed the boy over a dozen times and removed all the skin from his face before butchering his body. The alleged gruesome murder took place because little Rhuan reminded Candido of his dad. The lovers are said to have confessed to killing and mutilating the child at their home in Samambaia, about 20 miles from the capital Brasilia. Reports from Brazil said the couple even used a knife to try to gouge out the boy’s eyeballs to prevent possible recognition. They then tried to dispose of his body on a barbecue. When that failed, they put some of Rhuan’s remains in a suitcase and dumped them in a sewer. Other body parts were hidden in two backpacks at the couple’s home. The two women face charges of homicide, torture and concealing a corpse.
Candido is said to have told investigators that the year before the murder, the couple tore off Rhuan’s penis during horrifying home-made surgery. They are claimed to have used ‘rudimentary tools’ because Rhuan ‘wanted to become a girl.’ Local reports said: ‘After removing the penis, the women said they sewed an improvised version of the female organ onto the mutilated area.’ Candido reportedly claimed the boy was a ‘burden’ and a hindrance to her relationship with Pessoa. She also ‘felt hatred and no love’ for him because he reminded her of father, who allegedly abused her.
Rhuan’s father told police officers Candido ran away with the boy five years ago after he lost custody. She then went to live with Pessoa and her daughter, who, now aged nine, has been put into care. Police chief Guilherme Melo said that the cruelty of the crime had shocked hardened investigators. ‘She killed her son, quartered, decapitated, plucked the skin and tried to get rid of the body. It was a very terrible case,’ he told O Tempo.