A woman in Brazil has confessed to stabbing her teenage son to death because she couldn’t accept that he was gay.
According to local media reports, Tatiana Lozano Pereira, lured her 17-year-old son to the family home after a heated argument on Christmas Eve.
Once inside the house, Itaberli Lozano was ambushed by his mother and two thugs she had hired to beat her son up to “teach him a lesson.”
Halfway through the beating, Pereira changed her mind and ordered the men to kill her son.
When they refused her orders, she took a kitchen knife and stabbed him herself.
Lozano Pereira, 32, told police that she and her husband removed the body from the house, the boy’s stepfather. They took his lifeless body to a cane field where they burned it.
The young boy’s charred body was found on January 7.
"The mother reportedly admitted her part in the crime during the first interrogation, naming also the two men she had hired for the beating. Her husband was charged for his collaboration in disposing of the boy’s body.
According to his uncle Dario Rosa and other relatives, Lozano had long been rejected by his mother for his sexual orientation."