Husband kills football star and severs his genitals after catching him sexually assaulting his wife
Brazilian footballer Daniel Correa Freitas was last seen alive at 18-year-old Allana Brittes birthday party amid rumors that he was dating her mother
A man, who is a suspect in the murder of a Brazilian footballer who was tragically found dead with his genitals hacked off, has come forward and claimed that he killed the football star after catching him trying to rape his wife at his daughter's birthday party. The maimed body of Sao Paulo FC star Daniel Correa Freitas was found in a bush in Sao Jose dos Pinhais located in the southern state of Parana, Brazil.
Before he was found dead, the footballer was reportedly at 18-year-old Allana Brittes' birthday party amid rumors that he was dating Cristiana — the teen's mother. Her father, businessman Edison Brittes Junior, was arrested three days later and confessed to killing the 24-year-old footballer in a 'moment of madness'.
Edison went on national TV in Brazil and claimed that he found 24-year-old Freitas allegedly trying to sexually assault wife of 20 years Cristiana and was forced to drag him off her. The 38-year-old told Brasil Urgente, a program on TV Bandeirantes: "He [Daniel] had gone in, taken his clothes off and locked the door."
Escalofriante confesión del asesino del ex futbolista brasileño: Edison Brittes Júnior aseguró en una entrevista televisiva que fue él quien mató a Daniel Correa, porque supuestamente el jugador de San Pablo había tratado de violar a su mujer. https://t.co/Wsjqc6rWXl pic.twitter.com/KeQyegqZbB— RADIO POPULAR SL (@RADIOPOPULARSL) November 5, 2018
He continued: "I knocked on the door to my room and when I opened it he was on top of my wife and she was screaming and begging for help. What I did was what any man would do, because the woman that was there was not just my wife, she was every woman in Brazil. It could be your daughter, sister, mother or wife. At that moment it was my wife, Cris, who I have been married to for 20 years."
Edison added: "The media said a lot of things. My wife never had anything with Daniel, never mind my daughter. Rumors always get started but the truth will come out. I know I did what I did, I want everybody watching to think what they would do to keep the moral integrity of your family and help a small and fragile woman. When I threw him off my wife, I threw him on the floor and stopped her being raped by that monstrous scumbag."
It was reported last week that the body of the Sao Paulo FC star was discovered "almost beheaded with his genitals severed" in a bush. His club, which plays in Serie A, the equivalent of the English Premier League, tweeted: "The Sao Paulo football club deeply regrets the death of midfielder Daniel Correa Freitas."
Even though the official cause of death has not been announced to the public, the Daily Mail reported that a local newspaper, Band B, said that 24-year-old Sao Paulo star Daniel Correa Freitas had been "tortured". A police officer told the paper: 'From the appearance of the body, it was a very violent situation."
O São Paulo Futebol Clube lamenta profundamente a morte do meio-campista Daniel Corrêa Freitas. O clube se solidariza e presta condolências à família do atleta.— São Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) October 29, 2018
The officer continued: "The man had two deep cuts on his neck, his head was nearly beheaded, and his genitals were severed. This road [where the body was found] is a bit deserted and already known for the spawning of corpses." He then concluded that the evidence they have in the case suggested that Freitas was murdered on the street and then dragged for about 30 meters before his body was abandoned.
The attacking midfielder launched his career with Botafogo, which is also a Serie A team, before he was bought by Sao Paulo three years ago. It was reported, however, that he spent the last two years on loan to second-division team Coritiba first before moving to Ponte Preta and then Sao Bento.
Freitas had been playing with Sao Bento at the time that he was murdered and they were one of the teams that honored the player. One tweet read: "Note of regret: Botafogo regrets the demise of former player Daniel Correa Freitas and expresses solidarity with friends and family."