A married couple who couldn’t have children allegedly kidnapped a
pregnant mum and cut the baby from her belly – killing them both.
Police believe Thaina da Silva Pinto, 21, and husband Fabio Luiz Lima
abducted 22-year-old Rayanni Christini Costa and planned to remove her
baby with a knife to keep for themselves.
But the infant and mum both died as the couple cut through the woman’s belly, according to police.
The chilling moment the mum-to-be first met her alleged killer before being lured to her death was captured on CCTV .
Investigators yesterday found the charred bodies of what they believe
are Ms Costa, who disappeared two weeks ago, and her baby in the garden
of the couple’s home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
convinced friends and family that she was pregnant with a girl after
posting pictures on social networking sites showing her with an enlarged
by doctors that she couldn’t have children because of cysts on her
Rio de Janeiro after joining WhatsApp groups for people wanting to
donate baby items, such as clothes, nappies and toys.
daughter herself, was a churchgoer and had clothes and a baby stroller
to donate.She had arranged to meet some of the other women too, but had
always cancelled after finding out they would be coming accompanied by
friends – frustrating the couple’s alleged plans.
city on her own on December 13 after dropping off her three-year-old
daughter at the creche, saying she was going to collect donations for
convinced her to accompany her back to her home, where husband Lima was
waiting, it is alleged.
discovered that Ms Costa was only seven months pregnant, not eight and a
half as she had told them.
knife was found in the home and there were pools of blood in several