Deaths of Women in São Paulo are Investigated as “Feminicides”

Often, the necessity of defining the murder of females separately from overall homicide is questioned. Intimate partner violence affects three in 10 women over a lifetime.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The capital of São Paulo registered two suspected cases of feminicide during last weekend.

Receptionist Daniele de Jesus Martim, 38, and cashier Raqueline Correa Cavalcante, 41, were killed by their partners, according to information from the National Secretary of Public Security (SSP).

A third case, in the region of Perus, is also under investigation.

One of the defendants, 49, turned himself in and confessed to killing his ex-wife Daniele at dawn on Saturday at 4:30 AM, in the victim's house, in the eastern Vila Matilde neighborhood.

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