Maycon Salustiano Silva: A Luziania, Brazil father shoots his 6 month old baby dead after his wife refuses to have sex with her husband.
A 25 year old Brazil man has been arrested after shooting his six month old baby son dead after his wife denied his advances to sleep with him.
Charged with the child’s death was Maycon Salustiano Silva.
The child, Michel, was pronounced dead in hospital two hours after the incident.
Upon police descending at the family home, they found a 22. gauge pistol tucked down the back of a sofa in the living room, along with several rounds of ammunition.
During questioning the suspect claimed he’d been drinking and smoking marijuana and ‘didn’t remember what happened.’
Detective Daniel Martins Ferreira, investigating the case, said police believe Silva shot the infant at point blank range ‘in a moment of rage.’
‘We believe the suspect, in a moment of rage when he didn’t get what he wanted, shot the child at point blank range by resting the gun on the baby’s chest as he lay in the cot in his parent’s bedroom,’ he told local media.
‘The mother reported that her husband woke her up and wanted to have sex with her. She said she was tired and ‘did not want to’.
‘He apparently became irritated and physically assaulted her in the argument that followed.’
Maycon Salustiano Silva threatens wife only to kill son:
During the couple’s fight, it is claimed Silva went to get some water only to return with a gun which he pointed at his wife.
‘At first he allegedly threatened to kill Jeniffer. She begged her husband to stay calm, but he only became angrier,’ Ferreira said.
‘She claims he turned the gun on their son and pointed the gun at his chest while demanding if she believed he had the courage to shoot their child. Then he allegedly shot the baby.’
Neighbors who heard the woman’s screams called the police around 1.30am but officers claimed they were unable to identify the house where the shouts came from and called off their search.
A neighbor, who did not want to be named, said: ‘She (the mother) was desperate, she could be heard screaming and shouting for help, then she suddenly stopped, and everything went quiet.’
Emergency services only arrive two hours after shooting:
Approximately two hours after police were called, an ambulance arrived at the family’s home. The infant was rushed to an emergency unit, but pronounced dead on arrival reported the dailymail.
‘We don’t know why it took so long for an ambulance to be called out for the child, but the mother claims that after the shooting she blacked out and doesn’t know how long this was for,’ Ferreira added.
‘Jeniffer said she doesn’t remember screaming and we believe she must have been in a state of shock.
‘When she came around she realized what had happened and called emergency services, but her child was already dead,’ he reported.
The couple, who’d been together for four years, were described as ‘lovely’ and the ‘ideal couple’ in social media messages posted previously by friends.
Michel was their first child together.
Silva, who has no criminal record, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and the illegal possession of a weapon. He is also accused of domestic violence.
The mother was questioned by police and freed on the grounds she was not involved in the crime.
The crime has since led to commentators on the web questioning the husband’s attitude towards his wife and the prevailing attitude towards women as sexual objects to be had.