A woman in Brazil has been arrested for killing her own baby girl.
Josimare Gomes da Silva, 30, killed her daughter by gouging out her eyes before cutting and eating her tongue. She was arrested at her home for the murder of the five-year-old daughter.
The gruesome crime took place on January 24 when little Brenda Carollyne Pereira da Silva's grandfather saw blood leaking from the outdoor drainage. He forced open the locked bathroom door where he found da Silva praying next to his granddaughter's lifeless body.
Her eyes had been gouged out and her tongue cut off, and investigators believe the wounds - which were inflicted with a pair of scissors while she was still alive - caused her death.
The grandfather told police that his granddaughter's neck was also purple as if it had been crushed. He called the police who came to the house and sedated the mom before arresting him.
The mother was taken to the police station in the neighboring town of Delmiro Gouveia.
According to reports, the suspect suffers from mental health issues, including depression, and is believed to have committed the attack during a psychotic episode. She is currently being held in a police station and will be transferred to a women's prison in the state capital, Maceio, at the time of the investigation.
Maravilha District Attorney, Kleytione Pereira, requested that the woman be hospitalized for her crimes, rather than imprisonment. " Due to the circumstances in which they actually appeared, with strong indications that the victim's mother has psychological and psychiatric problems, and that perhaps at the time of the crime she was even in a state of epidemic", the prosecution said in a statement.
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