On the 11th of April 2012, the bodies of Giselly and Alexandra were found in the backyard of a residence in Garanhuns, Pernambuco – Brazil. They were chopped into pieces and buried. The hole they were found in was 1,50 meters deep (that’s about 4,9 feet). The bodies were in an advanced stage of decomposition and the smell, according to Deputy Wesley Fernando, was, and I quote, “indescribable“. This can mean a ton of things though. “Indescribably good” perhaps? Who knows, he might like the smell of a dead body in the morning.
This all happened because the two victims were shopping using their credit cards and were unlucky enough to be followed by a group of three low-lifes, Isabel Pereira, Jorge Negromonte and Jéssica Camila (husband and wife), who followed the two girls, kidnapped them and killed them.
The most shocking of all this is that the 5 year old daughter of two of the suspects (more like culprits) witnessed the murders and showed the police were her mom and daddy buried people (how fucked up is that?).
When questioned about the murders, one of the suspects, Isabel Pereira, said she was being guided by voices (damned demons!). Those voices were also telling her to find a third victim, probably with a good bank account too.
Is it this easy to play the “mentally unstable” card, act like a lunatic and avoid serious jail time in one of Brazil’s infamous prisons? Do they (psychiatrists, judges, jury) actually buy it? Now I’m wondering.
Should unfair and implicit decisions be made based only on one’s mental state rather than empirical evidence? Can mentally ill people make the distinction between “killing for the sake of it” and “killing because it will generate profit”? Or was that credit card just a bonus?
Anyway, it’s Brazil, what can I say…