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Karla Santos

Age 44

1 Apr 2023
Itabuna, Bahia (Brazil)

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Karla Santos
Karla Santos [photo:]

Karla died in hospital three weeks after her abusive ex-partner threw alcohol over her and then set her on fire.

Hairdresser Karla Santos, 44, died this Saturday (1st) at the State General Hospital (HGE), in Salvador, after having her body burned by her former partner. According to the family, Karla had multiple organ failure.

The case took place on March 11 in Itabuna, in southern Bahia, when José Carlos, in the midst of a fight, threw alcohol and set the victim on fire. The woman, who was transsexual, was at the Hospital de Base Luiz Eduardo Magalhães, visiting her hospitalized father, and went to see her ex outside the premises.

According to reports, Karla ran into the hospital in flames, calling for help and seeking help. The person responsible for the crime was arrested red-handed and has already had his prison converted to preventive, accused of femicide.

Their relationship has always been problematic, and in the 20 years they have lived together there have been many comings and goings. Karla had recently been separated from José, but who she still kept in touch. However, the criminal was possessive and told the circle of friends that she did not accept her breakup and that she would return to him, regardless of the circumstances.

Karla's Facebook profile is,cabeleireira-trans-morre-apos-tres-semanas-internada-em-hospital-com-corpo-queimado-ex-companheiro-esta-preso,mulher-trans-que-teve-corpo-queimado-em-itabuna-e-transferida-em-uti-aerea,mulher-trans-e-internada-as-pressas-em-hospital-de-itabuna-apos-companheiro-atear-fogo-em-seu-corpo

Report added: 3 Apr 2023. Last updated: 13 Nov 2023

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