Trans woman Crismilly Pérola murdered in Brazil

Crismilly Pérola
Crismilly Pérola / Photo family via G1

Transgender woman Crismilly Pérola, 37, was shot and killed on July 5th, in the Beira Rio community, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.,  reports that her family believes that the crime was motivated by transphobia.

According to criminal expert Diego Nunes, from the Specialized Group of Expertise in Homicide (GEPH), of the DHPP, her body was found on the banks of the Capibaribe River.

“The victim had a gunshot in the hand that transfixed and hit her neck. She was wearing denim shorts and shorts, there was no sign of sexual violence,” he said.

Her cousin, Jennnifer Matos, 25, said she had recently been a victim of transphobia and was hospitalized because she fractured one of her arms. The family believes that the motivation was the same.

“It was a month ago, in a fight in Várzea as well. They tried to take her life. And the reason for what we know was transphobia. She told her mother that she always suffered name-calling in the middle of the street, there was always that. that the police investigate and identify the culprits. She was a very dear person,” he said.

Three acts of transphobic violence on the small island of Recife.

At the end of last month, reports a transsexual woman was burned alive while sleeping near the Santa Rita pier, in the center of Recife. Roberta Nascimento, 32, had more than 40% of her body burned and had to amputate both arms. She is admitted to the Hospital da Restauração. She remains in serious condition.

Also in June, a trans woman was found dead inside her house, at Ipsep, in the south of Recife. Her partner is the main suspect in committing the crime.
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