Aggressions against the girl caused an inoperable brain hemorrhage; Justice decreed pre-trial detention of mother and stepmother after custody hearing
The six-year-old girl who was hospitalized on the 19th day after being tortured and beaten by her mother and stepmother in the city of Porto Real, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, is hospitalized in serious condition with an inoperable cerebral hemorrhage and is in danger of being permanently in a vegetative state. A judicial decision issued by magistrate Marco Aurélio da Silva Adania, of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro, this Wednesday, 21, decided to convert the arrest in flagrante of both into a preventive detention. According to the judge’s opinion, in addition to being beaten with punches and kicks, the child was tortured with “lashes” by a folded television cable and was pushed from a seven-meter-high ravine the weekend he was rescued to the hospital . She would also be deprived of food for months.
“There was confession at the police headquarters, both in custody that confirmed that they had been attacking the victim since last Friday, 04/16/2021, imposing this intense physical and psychological suffering, only promoting his help on the present date (perhaps because they fear his death), but still giving continuity to the aggressions, that is, preventing basic care and even food ”, says an excerpt from the decision. The judge also pointed out the fact that the girl’s mother helped in the torture committed by her stepmother, who has passages for “crimes of the same nature”. The girl, who lived in the neighborhood of Jardim das Acácias, was rescued by Samu after the mother of one of the suspects heard the child dying at dawn on Monday. At the hospital, doctors called the Municipal Guard, who called the Military Police. The two women were taken to the police station to provide clarifications and confessed to the crime, which would have been motivated by the jealousy that the child’s mother’s girlfriend felt of the girl.