Brazilian congressional candidate, 40, stabbed in the chest by former lover, 29, while arguing with him and his wife just hours after he ended their two-year affair
- Brazilian congressional candidate Saulo Batista, 40, was stabbed three times on Monday by his former lover of two years, Daisa Garcia, 29
- Batista had ended the relationship with Garcia for several hours before she attacked him in his apartment in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul
- Garcia visited the apartment to collect her belongings after Batista told her he would be attending a campaign event, but found him with his wife
- She told authorities she took an object from a table after Batista and his wife attacked her and pulled her hair.
- Batista was treated for stab wounds considered non-life-threatening
- The incident is still under investigation by the local police in Campo Grande
A congressional candidate in Brazil is recovering after his former lover stabbed him on Monday at his home in the central-western state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Daisa Garcia, 29, assaulted Saulo Batista, 40, during an argument hours after they ended their two-year extramarital affair, police said.
The incident was unraveled after Garcia decided to stop by Batista’s condominium in the Campo Grande borough to collect her personal belongings after Batista told her he would attend a campaign event ahead of the October 12 general election.
However, Batista was in the apartment with his wife when Garcia arrived, according to a military police report obtained by Campo Grande News.
Daisa Garcia was not arrested despite stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Saulo Batista, who is a congressional candidate in Brazil, during a fight with him and his wife Monday. Garcia told police she stabbed Bautista after he and his wife assaulted her
Brazil Congress hopeful Saulo Batista suffered three stab wounds to the chest during a fight with his two-year-old ex-lover
Saulo Batista, who is running for a federal alternate seat in the October 12 elections, was stabbed Monday by his two-year-old lover in his apartment in the central-western Brazilian city of Campo Grande.
A fight ensued between the three before workers in the building intervened and removed Garcia and led her to another apartment that Batista owned one floor below.
Moments later, Batista and Garcia got into a second argument before stabbing her ex-boyfriend.
The woman told police she heard the commotion and went to the apartment but was chased by Garcia and took refuge in a room that was being renovated.
The politician, a father of two, was being treated for three non-life-threatening stab wounds to the chest at a hospital in the city of Campo Grande.
Garcia told authorities she had a protection order against the politician but she never went to court to have it lifted and continued to date him
Saulo Batista, father of two politicians who was stabbed three times by his ex-lover after she found him with his wife in his apartment in Campo Grande, Brazil on Monday
He left the medical facility in the afternoon without being fired to press charges, according to Brazilian news channel G1.
Garcia was accompanied by her lawyer, Kalanit Tiecher, to a local police station in the city of Campo Verde and made a statement before she was released without charge.
In her police statement, Garcia alleged that Batista and the woman he was with assaulted her and grabbed her by the hair, adding that she “grabbed something on the table” before hitting him.
She also showed bruises on her left arm that resulted from the fight.
Daisa Garcia stabbed her former lover of two years, Brazilian federal secretary of state Saulo Batista, during an argument on his Monday, hours after their relationship ended.
Garcia told police she had a warrant of protection against Bautista, but continued to see him and never asked the court to lift it.
While Batista posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account wearing a hospital gown, neither he nor his campaign have spoken publicly about the incident.
The incident is being investigated by the local authorities.