Police officials said that the 36-year-old man, later identified as Luiz, used rat poison to take the lives of his wife and their 3-month-old baby.
Luiz reportedly contaminated his wife’s food with rat poison, and after the mother of his child, Josele, consumed the spiked food, she went on to bre-stfeed her 3-month-old baby boy. Josele was completely unaware that she was poisoning the little one and participating in Luiz’s plot to kill them.
Under the pretext of going to the hospital, Luiz got in the car with his wife and their son, but instead of taking them to a doctor, the husband drove 73 miles away from their residence in Brazil. By the time they reached the spot, the innocent mother and son were dead, and Luiz buried them both together.
Eventually, Josele and her son were reported missing. Luiz used this time to send messages from his wife’s phone to her relatives, pretending to be Josiele and blocking them all from her contact list.
It was Josele’s 17-year-old son who finally raised the alarm and informed the police about not hearing from his mother for a while. As investigations began, the police found the bodies of the missing mother and son, the Daily Mail reported.
Authorities in Brazil concluded that the mother’s food was spiked with rat poison, which ended up killing both her and her baby boy. Investigators also believe that Luiz committed the grave crime as a response to his wife wanting to end their relationship.
Luiz was charged with homicide and the court ruled that the husband will face a trial by jury in connection with ending the lives of his wife and children, according to the Daily Mail.