A Brazilian woman allegedly killed her 5-year-old daughter during a gruesome psychotic episode in which she gouged out the girl’s eyes before cutting out her tongue and eating it, according to a report.
Josimare Gomes da Silva, 30, was arrested Sunday at her home in the town of Sao Cristovao after the girl’s grandfather broke into the bathroom and discovered the horrifying scene, Newsflash reported.
He had noticed blood running from an outside drain after da Silva locked herself up inside the bathroom with her daughter, Brenda Carollyne Pereira da Silva, according to the report.
The grandfather found the mother praying in a daze as the lifeless girl lay beside her.
Investigators said the unhinged mother attacked Brenda with a pair off scissors while she was still alive, according to Newsflash.
Da Silva gave police a garbled statement the following morning in a number of languages including Spanish.
She reportedly denied gouging out her daughter’s eyes and putting her chopped tongue in her own mouth.
The woman, who is known to suffer from mental health issues including depression, is believed to have carried out the attack during a psychotic episode.
She was being held at a police station in Delmiro Gouveia and will be transferred to a women’s prison in the state capital of Maceio during the investigation.
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