A MUM murdered her son and dumped his body in a plastic bag along with his toys before trying to kill herself, it’s alleged.
Caroline Carrilho Correia, 29, told emergency responders she had killed her three-year-old son in Parana, southern Brazil, last Tuesday.
She was found bleeding on the banks of a nearby river after allegedly trying to kill herself.
The suspect then confessed that she had killed her own son, Isaac Carrilho Barbosa, 3, and abandoned the body in the nearby woods.
The child’s corpse in the bag filled with his toys was found later on.
No motive was given for the killing, although there were suggestions that the mum felt neglected because her husband lavished so much attention on the child.
She was arrested and charged with murder after being sent to hospital – where she had surgery on both her wrists.
Investigators are looking into where and when the child died, but currently believe he died of strangulation.
Correia’s lawyer, Igor Jose Ogar, told Extra: “She is hospitalised and sedated. The doctors have said she is not in a state to speak to detectives or myself.
“She still needs to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and we will ask the courts for that.”
The child’s father, who lived with them and had been married to Correia for eight years, was seen at the hospital to identify his son’s body.
He later went to the police station to speak with investigators but was too emotional and shaken to give an interview.
Police chief Nasser Salmen said: “[The father] was here to get the autopsy guide. I was going to collect his testimony, but it turns out he was so emotionally shaken with grief in such a sad moment.
“I asked him to come here and give his testimony at a more opportune moment.
“I thought about seizing his cell phone, but he kept staring at the device and cried all the time looking at the pictures of the child.”
The couple had been living a normal life together at the time of the murder.
Correia was discharged from hospital later in the week and interrogated by police, where she then confessed killing the child.
She didn’t give a motive, according to Bandab News.
The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is pending.
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