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Yunieski Carey Herrera ("Yuni")

Age 34

17 Nov 2020
Miami, Florida (USA)

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Yunieski Carey Herrera ("Yuni")
Yunieski Carey Herrera ("Yuni") [photo:]

Yuni was killed by her estranged husband while he was under the influence of methamphetamine. He has been arrested and has confessed to the murder.

The LGBTQ community in Miami (FL) is mourning the death of Yunieski (Yuni), a beloved transgender woman. Her body was found by police inside her apartment, on the 19th floor of the condominium. According to reports, detectives identified the killer as Ygor [Arrudasouza] who confessed to being under the influence of methamphetamine when he used a knife and fork to kill her during a fit of jealousy.

The attacker confessed on Wednesday (18) in the Miami-Dade County courtroom that he had inflicted 36 stab wounds that ended his wife's life. Bail was denied, he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. In television images broadcast by the local media, the alleged killer was seen with his head down, wiping tears and wearing an anti-suicide vest, because he had apparently tried to kill himself.

Arrudasouza has a history of violence and at the time of the murder he was subject to a restraining order.

Ygor Arrudasouza told police that he killed Yuni Carey Herrera in a meth-addled fit of jealousy this morning when she told him she found a better man. According to police Ygor ArrudaSouza called 911 this morning after stabbing his estranged wife multiple times.

When police arrived, they said Arrudasouza spontaneously mentioned that meth had screwed up his life and once again admitted to stabbing his wife. Investigators found Yuni Carey Herrera lying on the floor, covered in blood and suffering from stab wounds according to NBC Miami

She later died in her condo in the Art Plaza Tower, on 58 NE 14th St.

Arrudasouza had a recent history of violence according to Local Miami-Dade County court records show he was arrested in January on three battery charges. The case remains open and he has a trial hearing on March 8.

Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records show Arrudasouza has an immigration hold and he was out on a felony bond when the murder happened. He is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Ygor Arrudasouza faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery for the murder of Yuni Carey Herrera.

Yuni's social media profiles are:

Report added: 6 Dec 2020. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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