Man murders 15-year-old before going back to his birthday party
A 30-year-old man has admitted to killing a 15-year-old boy because he thought “he was gay”.
The victim, Erick Kanaan da Silva, had attended the birthday party for the accused, but became ill having not eaten and drunk alcohol on an empty stomach – prosecutor Jair Pereira Duante, said.
It is believed this is the point when the accused knocked the 15-year-old to the ground and kicked him until he died of head trauma and internal bleeding.
In his confession, the accused admitted the attack was prompted by “gay anger” and that he had removed his clothes because he feared his fingerprints would be found.
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After killing Mr da Silva, the accused along with the guests that were left, moved the party to a different location.
However before joining his guests, the accused wrapped the victim’s body in a curtain and dumped it several miles away.
The court was adjourned and the attacker is to return for sentencing at a later date.
The others will also return for their part in helping to conceal the body.
It is believed that nearly 1,600 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil since 2011, according to Grupo Gay da Bahia. This comes despite the country having a better record on LGBT rights than other South American countries.
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