Apparently, a father shot and killed his six-month-old son because his wife refused to have sex with him.
Maycon Salustiano Silva, 25, is accused of killing his son in the early hours of Wednesday after arguing with his wife Jeniffer, 20, at his home in Luziania, Brazil.
The baby, named Michel, was pronounced dead at the hospital two hours after the incident.
A father allegedly shot his six-month-old baby (pictured) dead because his wife refused to have sex with him
Maycon Salustiano Silva is accused of killing his son in the early hours of Wednesday after arguing with his wife Jeniffer, 20 years old (pictured with Silva)
A .22 caliber pistol was found hidden in the back of a sofa in the family's living room, along with several rounds of ammunition.
The defendant allegedly claimed that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana and "could not remember what happened".
Detective Daniel Martins Ferreira, who is investigating the case, said police believe Silva shot the baby at point-blank range "in a moment of fury."
"We believe that the suspect, in a moment of fury when he did not get what he wanted, shot the boy at point-blank range by supporting the gun on the baby's chest while lying on the cot in his parents' room," he said. the local media.
"The mother reported that her husband woke her up and wanted to have sex with her." She said she was tired and that "I did not want to."
Police believe that Silva (pictured next to his wife) shot the baby point-blank "in a moment of fury" after his wife denied sex
Silva (pictured with his wife Jeniffer), who has no criminal record, was arrested and charged with murder and illegal possession of a weapon.
"Apparently he got irritated and physically assaulted her in the discussion that followed."
In the middle of the fight, it is said that Silva went to get some water, but returned with a gun that pointed to his wife.
"At first, he allegedly threatened to kill Jeniffer, he begged her husband to stay calm, but he just got even madder," Ferreira said.
She says she gave the gun to her son and pointed the gun at his chest while asking if he thought he had the courage to shoot his son. Then he allegedly shot the baby & # 39;
The neighbors who heard the woman's screams called the police around half past one in the morning, but the officers said they could not identify the house where the screaming came from and stopped the search.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said: "She (the mother) was desperate, she could hear screaming and screaming for help, then she stopped suddenly and everything was silent."
The baby, named Michel, was pronounced dead at the hospital two hours after the incident
Approximately two hours after they called the police, an ambulance arrived at the family home. The baby was quickly taken to an emergency unit, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
"We do not know why it took so long to call an ambulance for the child, but the mother says that after the shooting she fainted and does not know for how long this was," Ferreira added.
"Jeniffer said she does not remember screaming and we think she must have been in shock.
"When she realized, she realized what had happened and called the emergency services, but her son was already dead," she said.
The young couple (in the photo), who have been together for four years, was described as "lovely" in the social media posts of friends
The young couple, who have been together for four years, were described as "adorable" and the "ideal couple" in social media messages previously published by friends.
Michel was their first child together.
Silva, who has no criminal record, was arrested and charged with murder and illegal possession of a weapon. He is also accused of domestic violence.
The police interrogated the mother and released her claiming she was not involved in the crime.