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Friday, November 24, 2017

Shocking moment Brazilian woman is stabbed to death in front of her 13-year-old daughter by another woman during road rage fight

This is the shocking moment a Brazilian woman is stabbed to death in front of her 13-year-old daughter during a road rage row with another female driver.

Video shows Raquel Melo Motta, 39,  having an argument with another woman after they both stepped out of their cars, and the footage shows the pair coming to blows.

During the fight, Ms Melo Motta is stabbed three times in the chest by Islay Cristina Pereira de Sousa, while her daughter is in the car.

The video shows Pereira de Sousa approaching Ms Melo Motta after she stops her car  in the Brazilian city of Macae, north-east of Rio de Janeiro.

She appears to attack her with a blade in her right hand before scratching the side of her vehicle.

Ms Melo Motta reacts by punching and pulling at Pereira de Sousa's hair during a violent struggle.

She is then seen backing away clutching at her chest before getting into her car and driving off as the other female stoops down to pick up the contents of her handbag scattered on the ground as a result of the fight.

A few seconds later she collapsed at the wheel - and died soon after reaching hospital as a result of her injuries.

Raquel's husband Vanderson told a local TV station afterwards the alleged killer had chased her down after a row which started when she tried to jump a red light.

He said: 'The light was red and she wanted to go through it. She threatened to hit my wife's car.

'Raquel wound her window down and asked if she was mad. From then the woman began to chase after my wife's vehicle.'

The alleged killer appeared unaware of the tragic ending to the fight as she left the scene with a male passenger who had helped her pick up the contents of her handbag.

Raquel was stabbed three times in the chest with a three-inch stiletto knife, with one of the blows piercing her heart.

Police put out an appeal for information on the whereabouts of Pereira de Sousa before she handed herself in to cops - three days after the stabbing.

She was later remanded in custody on suspicion of homicide after telling detectives she had acted in self-defence.

Friends of Raquel have paid tribute to her on her Facebook page.

Daniele Couto said: 'In three years her killer will be back on the streets. Sometimes we just have to bite our tongue inside and outside our home. The risk of losing your life because of another person's actions is very high.'

Sueli Da Costa Pichoneri added: 'Very sad. A woman full of life. Let God comfort her family and friends.

Raquel's husband wrote: 'I will always love you, I will always carry you in my heart for the rest of my life.

'The scum who did this is going to hand themselves in to police tomorrow. I'm not leaving till I see her behind bars. I will spend the night there if needs be. I want to look into her eyes and ask why did you do this to my princess.'

Raquel's alleged killer was known to police because she was arrested in 2002 for assaulting another woman in her home state of Ceara in north-eastern Brazil. She has yet to be tried for that crime.

Macae police chief Filipi Poets said of Saturday's incident: 'They began to argue and both got out of their vehicles.

'Islay took out a stiletto and scratched the victim's car. She then stabbed Raquel three times. One of them pierced her heart. She was helped by a doctor who was in the car behind and taken to hospital. Sadly she didn't survive her injuries.'

Source : UK daily mail