A Brazilian woman is alleged to have killed her husband in self-defense, mutilated his body, and cooked his penis in soyabean oil in her frying pan.
Thirty-three-year-old Dayane Cristina Rodrigues Machado was arrested by police in the Brazilian city of Sao Goncalo on Monday (June 7).
According to reports, the police were called to the couple’s house in the neighbourhood of Santa Catarina and found the victim’s lifeless, naked and mutilated body inside.
The police seized a kitchen knife from the scene which is believed to be the one she used to kill her husband and with which she subsequently dismembered him.
Investigators say the crime took place at around 4 am after the couple had argued about splitting up.
Machado and her husband, identified only as Andre have been together for 10 years. They were separated for two years but had an on-again, off-again relationship. They have two children together; an eight-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, and operated a pizzeria.
It’s not clear if the children were home at the time of the crime.
Machado has been charged with murder and corpse desecration. According to her lawyer, she is remorseful, and local news reports says she turned herself in to the police.