A 32-year-old Brazilian mother, Tatiana Lozano Pereira has admitted to stabbing her 17-year-old son, Itaberli Lozano, to death in Cravinhos, Sao Paulo, because he was gay.
Although she hired two thugs to do the job, Tatiana Lozano was forced to do the killing herself after they failed.
Local reports revealed that relationships between the mother and her son has been strained as the woman had long rejected her son because he was gay.
As a result, they had an explosive row at Christmas which led to Lozano moving in with his grandmother. Tatiana pretended to have forgiven him and, on December 29, urged him to come back home, unknown to the young man that she had concluded plans with hired hitmen, Miller da Silva Barissa, 18, and Victor Roberto da Silva, 19, to kill him.
She hid the assassins inside her home under orders to attack him when he entered. On his return, Lozano reportedly ambushed by the woman and two thugs she had hired to beat her son.
However, according to Helton Tosti Renz, the police officer in charge of the investigation, they failed to kill him and so she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed her son to death.
Afterwards, Tatiana and her husband, Alex Pereira, 30, the victim’s stepfather, took her son’s body to an abandoned area and burned it.
The victim’s paternal grandmother reported his disappearance to police. This made police officers suspicious because Tatiana Lozano had not reported him missing herself and seemed surprisingly indifferent about his disappearance.
His charred remains were eventually found on January 7, in a nearby field. Police also seized two knives from the house.
Authorities said the mother confessed to the killing during a police interrogation. She also implicated the hired thugs for their part but maintained her husband was innocent. Police said he would only be charged over concealment of the body.
Dario Rosa, the victim’s uncle, told police Itaberli had always been rejected by his mother because he was gay.
“He had a job, he was very polite, [and] he never quarreled with anyone. He only had problems with his mother, who did not accept that he was a homosexual. Mother has to love her son, not kill [them]. [This] family is torn, [and] it will be difficult to recover”.
Tatiana was sent to a women’s prison in Cajuru, while the three men were transferred to a jail in Santa Rosa de Viterbo. They are being kept in prison while the investigation continues.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on Social media has urged Bobrisky’s mother to take a cue from Tatiana Lozano and do the same to her Male Barbie son, Bobrisky.