An unexplainable patricide by beheading shocked the residents of Bela Vista in São Paulo, Brazil. A man decapitated his father and walked up and down the streets of the city carrying his lifeless head. When 41 year old Francisco Joaquim de Jesus was finally arrested, his 64 year old father’s head was still in his hands.
Preliminary examination of the headless body revealed cuts and stabs to the chest, possibly inflicted with an axe.
Residents from the Bela Vista neighborhood said they knew the killer and said he suffered from mental issues. This is consistent with the available medical records, which mention that the killer was schizophrenic and once attempted to commit suicide by cutting his own neck.
The family of Joaquim de Jesus is well known in the region. They are originally from Bahia, but have lived in Bela Vista, where they buy and sell cattle, for a long time.
According to Jennifer Estevam de Araújo – the deputy in charge of the case, the killer claimed during the investigation to have killed his father out of jealousy and because their relationship has not been very good over the past few years. The deputy however also said they are also going to talk to the killer’s family members and hopefully get some clarification, perhaps a hint of the real motives, given that the accused suffers serious psychiatric problems.
Props to Best Gore member Another Brazilian for photos and videos:
Here’s a brief video of the end of decapitation that shows the killer get up and walk away from his father’s dead body carrying his lifeless head:
And a news report on the killing (in Brazilian Portuguese) which doesn’t really show much and is blurred during graphic scenes:
And a gallery of a few photos: