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Brazilian mom strangles son, 11, dead for continuing to play on his phone

Brazilian mom strangles son, 11, dead for playing on his phone late into the night – weeks after recording a poem telling how much he loved her

  • Mother, 33, strangled her son to death for playing on his cell phone at night
  • She initially claimed that the child had run away from home after an argument
  • Alexandra Dougokenski later confessed to strangling him

A mother who turned out to be the perfect parent strangled her 11-year-old son to death because she was tired of playing on his cell phone until late at night.

Police in Brazil said she charged Alexandra Dougokenski on Thursday, July 2, for the murder of Rafael after she confessed to the shocking crime.

It comes just weeks after Rafael recorded a poem expressing how much he loved his mother.

In the poem, Rafael thanked his mother for taking care of him and his brother, saying that her smile meant “everything” to him.

Police in Brazil said she charged Alexandra Dougokenski on Thursday, July 2, for the murder of Rafael after she confessed to the shocking crime. Pictured above mother and son together

Police in Brazil said she charged Alexandra Dougokenski on Thursday, July 2, for the murder of Rafael after she confessed to the shocking crime. Pictured above mother and son together

The 33-year-old divorced mother of two initially tried to divert attention from herself by claiming that the child had run away from home after an argument about his behavior.

Researchers launched an extensive search, with the help of tracking dogs and frightened family and friends, into the forest close to the family’s home in Planato, Rio Grande do Sul.

When the search failed to find the boy, she broke in and confessed that she had angrily strangled him with a clothesline.

The suspect claimed that she “could no longer live with the lie” and that she should ease the “burden” on her conscience.

The corpse was found on May 25 in a large cardboard box in the garage of a neighbor's house (above), just six meters from the family property

The corpse was found on May 25 in a large cardboard box in the garage of a neighbor's house (above), just six meters from the family property

The corpse was found on May 25 in a large cardboard box in the garage of a neighbor’s house (above), just six meters from the family property

Ten days after he disappeared, she revealed where the schoolboy’s remains were hidden.

The corpse was found on May 25 in a large cardboard box in the garage of a neighbor’s house, just six meters from the family’s estate.

The severely decomposing corpse was wrapped in a sheet with a plastic bag over the head.

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