13-year-old girl rips baby from pregnant sister's womb, beats her to death on orders of woman who wanted child for herself
Despite his horrifically violent birth, the baby is in good health. Cops say the woman wanted to trick her boyfriend into believing she had given birth to their child.
A 35-year-old woman reportedly ordered a 13-year-old girl to murder her pregnant sister and her son before the minor followed her commands and tore the unborn baby from the womb.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, attacked 23-year-old Fabiana Santana, her sister, when she was eight months pregnant, reports Metro.
When Santana's seven-year-old son Gustavo tried to save her, he was drowned in Porto Velho, Brazil.
Authorities found the young mother had been stabbed to death and bludgeoned around the head with an iron bar, which left her face disfigured.
According to police, the 13-year-old attacker carried out the gruesome assault with a 15-year-old boy on the orders of Catia Rabelo, who they say was the mastermind behind the plan.
Rabelo was arrested on Wednesday after trying to flee the authorities. She later confessed to inciting the teenagers to commit the brutal murders.
What's more? Police believe it was all part of a plan hatched by Rabelo to trick her boyfriend, a gold prospector, into believing she had given birth to their child.
Police were shocked to find the baby alive and well in the care of the 15-year-old accomplice at his family's residence. Upon arrival at the home, officers found his mother had fled home despite having no part in the killings. Despite his horrifically violent birth, the child is in good health and is currently under observation at the Porto Base Old Hospital.
Relatives of the expectant mother and her son reported them missing after they failed to return home on October 18. Authorities found Santana's body three days later buried in a shallow grave on a vacant plot in Porta Velho. She may have been alive when her baby was cut from her womb with a knife, according to an autopsy report released on Friday.
Authorities found Santana's teenage son floating in a man-made lake less than 100 meters from his mother's burial site.
Meanwhile, investigators are trying to substantiate the adolescent attacker's claims against her deceased sister and her husband.
"The girl made a separate claim that she committed the crimes out of revenge because she was sexually abused by her sister's husband and ill-treated by Fabiana who didn't believe her stories," Police Chief Leisaloma Carvalho told FocusOn News.