After leaving his ex-wife to die, the man left his son behind and fled the scene.
Trigger warning: The story contains details of violence and murder that might be distressing to some readers.
Taking revenge in the name of their breakup, a jealous father brutally took his ex-wife's life while their toddler son witnessed the entire horror show unfold right before him. The man, Michel Junior Ferreira Alves, 30, stabbed the mother of his children over and over again and left her to die before fleeing from the scene.
It was reported that Michel and his ex-wife, Ligia Calixto Monteiro, 22, were together for about five years. They even became parents to two children—a daughter, aged 4, and a son, aged 2. Although they stayed together for half a decade, Ligia often had to endure a side of her partner who was not only jealous and possessive but wouldn't hesitate to become aggressive towards her.
Believing that their relationship had run its course, Ligia reportedly broke things off with Michel a month before he showed up at her front door with a weapon in his hand.
On March 21, Michel was accompanied by his father when he went to Ligia's house. Both of them shared joint custody of their children, and their toddler son was right there to witness his mother's gruesome murder.
While his two-year-old son was sitting in his arms, Michel stabbed his ex-wife as they stood at the garage entrance of Ligia's home in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil, according to The Sun.
Inside the house at the time was Ligia's father, who rushed to help his daughter when he heard her crying for help from outside. However, when he tried intervening, Ligia's father had no choice but to retreat back inside the house as Michel tried to attack him.
Ligia's father went back inside the house, and he desperately began searching for a knife for his own defense. But by the time he made it out, the situation was unsalvageable. Ligia had frantically run outside the property, whereas Michel jumped into his car to go after her. He only had to cover a short distance to reach the spot where Ligia had stumbled over.
Once again, Michel began stabbing Ligia multiple times, leaving her with extremely severe injuries.
Although Ligia was rushed to the hospital, there wasn't much that could be done, and she eventually succumbed to the wounds inflicted by her enraged ex-husband.
When Ligia's mother later spoke about the incident, she revealed that Michel committed the heinous crime only to take revenge on her daughter for breaking up with him. The mother was also present inside the house when young Ligia's life was tragically cut short. After the police got involved, they registered the case of her death as femicide.
It was also reported that Michel, after stabbing his ex-wife with his son in his arms, had left the toddler behind and escaped right after the murder. Currently, the police continue to look for Michel as he is still on the run.
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