Man attacked 22-year-old nursing school classmate and stabbed her to death in shopping mall in Brazil [VIDEO]

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Terrifying moment when man lunged at former nursing school classmate, 22, and stabbed her to death in shopping mall in Brazil

  • WARNING: Graphic content
  • Vitórya Mota was murdered Wednesday afternoon in a shopping center in Neterói, Brazil
  • The 22-year-old was having lunch when she was approached by Matheus dos Santos, 21, a former nursing school classmate.
  • Surveillance camera shows dos Santos talking to Mota then digging in his bag for a knife before stabbing her
  • Dos Santos continued to attack Mota until the mall guards jumped on top of him and pinned him to the ground before police arrived
  • The Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that dos Santos was in love with Mota, but that she did not have the same emotional feelings for him

A crime of misguided passion was caught on camera when a man walked up to a former nursing school classmate and stabbed her to death in a shopping center in Brazil.

Vitórya Mota, 22, was having lunch at a food court table in Plaza Shopping in downtown Neterói when Matheus dos Santos, 21, became enraged and repeatedly stabbed her with a knife.

Surveillance footage shows Mota and dos Santos talking for nearly two minutes when the suspect dug into a bag and pulled out a kitchen knife.

Dos Santos then jumped on top of Mota and stabbed her before the mall security guards pulled him from the woman and pinned him to the ground until police arrived.

Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that Mota and dos Santos had previously attended the same class at a local nursing school, and that dos Santos had fallen in love with Mota, who rejected his advances.

Vitórya Mota was having lunch at a shopping center in Neterói, Brazil, on Wednesday afternoon when she was stabbed to death by Matheus dos Santos, a former nursing school classmate.  Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that Mota and dos Santos had previously attended the same class at a local nursing school and that dos Santos had fallen in love with Mota, who rejected his advances.

Vitórya Mota was having lunch at a shopping center in Neterói, Brazil, on Wednesday afternoon when she was stabbed to death by Matheus dos Santos, a former nursing school classmate. Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that Mota and dos Santos had previously attended the same class at a local nursing school and that dos Santos had fallen in love with Mota, who rejected his advances.

Matheus dos Santos was stopped by guards at the mall and then handed over to the police.  He has been charged with femicide

Matheus dos Santos was stopped by guards at the mall and then handed over to the police. He has been charged with femicide

Matheus dos Santos points his knife at former classmate Vitórya Mota before stabbing her to death in a shopping center in Brazil on Wednesday

Matheus dos Santos points his knife at former classmate Vitórya Mota before stabbing her to death in a shopping center in Brazil on Wednesday

Paramedics tried to save Mota’s life. She died while being transported by ambulance to Azevedo Lima State Hospital.

Dos Santos was charged with femicide and remained in custody at the 76th Civilian Police Station.

Investigators found out that dos Santos had visited a store in the mall to buy the knife he used to kill Mota.

Matheus dos Santos is being led to a police station in Brazil's Niterói on Wednesday after he stabbed Vitórya Mota with a knife and killed his former nursing school classmate

Matheus dos Santos is being led to a police station in Brazil’s Niterói on Wednesday after he stabbed Vitórya Mota with a knife and killed his former nursing school classmate

Vitórya Mota (pictured in the yellow t-shirt) was having lunch when Matheus dos Santos approached her at the food court of the mall in Brazil and struck up a conversation with her and later attacked her with a knife.  She died while being transported by ambulance to a local hospital

Vitórya Mota (pictured in the yellow t-shirt) was having lunch when Matheus dos Santos approached her at the food court of the mall in Brazil and struck up a conversation with her and later attacked her with a knife. She died while being transported by ambulance to a local hospital

Brazilian authorities discovered that Matheus dos Santos bought the knife (pictured) just before he killed Vitórya Mota

Brazilian authorities discovered that Matheus dos Santos bought the knife (pictured) just before he killed Vitórya Mota

Mota spent the past three years working at Coffee Town, a mall eatery.

‘What to write???? How do you take the life of such a person? Almost 3 years ago (Vic started) to work with us. Always smiling (she had countless reasons not to smile) Always kind, polite, studious, attentive, intelligent, engaging…..” the store wrote on its Instagram account on Wednesday.

The @coffeetown_plazashopping team is heartbroken, desperate, traumatized by so much cruelty,,, Fly Vic. Heaven certainly needed your sweetness. Here we continue with a missing piece of us.’

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