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Fabiana da Silva Lucas

Age 30

7 Jul 2021
Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco (Brazil)

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Fabiana da Silva Lucas
Fabiana da Silva Lucas [photo:]

Fabiana was stabbed by a man who followed her to the bathroom in a bar. Her assailant was then attacked by locals before being arrested.

A trans woman identified as Fabiana da Silva Lucas, 30 years old, was stabbed to death in the early hours of this Wednesday (7) in a bar in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, in the Agreste region of Pernambuco. The suspect in the crime, identified only as Gaúcho, 22 years old, was attacked by other drinkers while trying to flee and taken in serious condition to the Hospital da Restauração (HR), in the center of Recife.

According to the delegate Érica Feitosa, in charge of the case, the victim arrived at the establishment and asked where the bathroom was. Upon arriving there she was attacked by the aggressor and died on the spot. Her body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IML) in Caruaru.

"Fabiana was known in the region. She probably did programs. And there was no confusion with anyone. People said she got along well, there was no problem," said the delegate to the local blog Caruaru on Face.

According to the delegate, investigations are now seeking to identify the motives for the crime. "What we still need to know is the motivation. Why did he do this with Fabiana? We have several theses raised. Apparently, Fabiana did nothing against the author. It is unknown if he had paid to do a program with her or just didn't like Fabiana, if she had any previous disagreements, we don't know for sure," added the delegate. The suspect is in custody at the hospital.

After being arrested the suspect was detained in preventative detention in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe prison.

The 30-year-old suspect in killing Fabiana da Silva Lucas was taken to the Santa Cruz do Capibaribe prison, in the Agreste region of Pernambuco. According to the Civil Police, the crime was characterized as transphobia and happened at dawn on 7 July.

After committing the crime the man was attacked by people who were close to the place where Fabiana was killed. He was taken to the Hospital da Restauração, in Recife, where he was taken into custody by the police.

After being discharged, he was arrested, placed in preventive detention and was taken to the prison unit, where he will be at the disposal of the Court.

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Report added: 8 Jul 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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