Before staging the scene as a fake robbery, a young mum allegedly admitted to strangling her own baby.
A 20-year-old, named Bryan Henrique Sousa Veronez is said to have killed the baby because she thought her husband didn’t want a child.
On Sunday, December 13, a tragic dead baby was found strangled at his home in a rural area in the municipality of Ecoporanga in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Espirito Santo.
The father of the baby told the police that he had left home early in the morning to milk the cows and that he had returned to find his wife’s hands and feet bound and his son dead.
He told the police he was receiving threats by slipping letters under their front door.
The couple were taken to the police station where the mother told two officers that two men had broken in through the window before binding her up and blindfolding her, suffocating her son.
But the tale fell apart when the police found no signs of a house break-in and the unidentified mother confessed to the crime.
She told the authorities that she was suffering from postnatal depression, and because she was afraid her husband didn’t want him, she killed her own son.
The police believe the crime was orchestrated and the threatening letters sent to their house were forged by her.
The father filed a police report the week before the baby died because someone put poison in the child’s drink and officers now suspect the mother was responsible.
On suspicion of homicide and falsifying evidence, she was arrested.
She has been held in protective custody.
Presently, the police do not believe that the father of the baby had any role in the case.