A 41-year-old man admits to murdering his girlfriend and putting her body in a refrigerator after she threatened to kill him.
- Giovanni Oliveira told police in Aparecida de Goiânia, Brazil, that he choked his girlfriend to death because she threatened to cut off his head.
- The 41-year-old man said he killed the woman on June 29, but was detained on Saturday after police noticed his unusual behavior near this house.
- Oliveira led the police to the house and fled before they discovered the body inside a bag that was hidden in a refrigerator.
A man is in police custody in the central Brazilian state of Goiás after he confessed to murdering his girlfriend and hiding her body inside a refrigerator because she allegedly threatened to kill him and rip his head off.
Giovanni Oliveira killed the woman on June 29, but was arrested on Saturday near his residence in the municipality of Aparecida de Goiânia after Military Police detained him for suspicious behavior when he was seen trying to hide an unknown object.
The 41-year-old man was allowed to leave after police were unable to find anything illegal on him.
However, they became increasingly suspicious when he became agitated by questions about the whereabouts of his girlfriend, who was known to the police for breaking her ankle monitoring device.
Oliveira proceeded to allow them into the house before fleeing from the police.
Giovanni Oliveira was arrested on Saturday in the city of Aparecida de Goiânia, in central Brazil, after confessing to police that he had murdered his girlfriend and put her body inside a bag that was hidden in a refrigerator. The 41-year-old man said the woman had previously threatened to kill him and rip off his ‘head’
Brazilian authorities have yet to release the name of the woman who was suffocated by her boyfriend, Giovanni Oliveira, on June 29 and found hiding in a refrigerator on Saturday.
Military Police agents discovered on Saturday the body of a woman stuffed inside a bag in a sealed refrigerator in a house in central Brazil.
After being unable to locate him, the officers returned to the residence and saw bloody marks splattered on the floor, including near the refrigerator, the door of which had a wooden stick covered with duct tape.
Later, they opened the door and found the woman’s body inside a black bag.
The policemen began a manhunt and were able to detain Oliveira without incident.
When questioned, the suspect calmly admitted that he had “put it in the fridge.”
“I packed it in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge,” he said.
Policemen in the central Brazilian municipality of Aparecida de Goiânia escort Giovanni Oliveira after he confessed to murdering his girlfriend.
Giovanni Oliveira’s criminal record includes three prior arrests and incarceration in 2018
Brazilian police officers had to remove a taped wooden pole to open the refrigerator where the body of a woman was found.
Oliveira explained that he had no choice but to kill the woman in self-defense.
“She threatened to kill me, she said she would cut my head off,” he said.
Oliveira, who has three prior arrests, recalled that he tried to prevent his girlfriend from leaving the house when he attacked her.
“I started to choke her and by the time I saw her, I had already hit her head on the ground,” he said. She was bleeding. Then I left the house and when I came back she was dead.
Court records reviewed by Brazilian outlet Metropoles show that Oliveira’s first arrest and conviction came in 2009. He was arrested in 2018 after escaping from the Odenir Guimarães Penitentiary and getting parole for good conduct.