Brazil: 33-year-old man arrested and charged with aggravated homicide for alleged HIV transmission

February 22, 2019

Published in Jornal do Commercio online on February 20, 2019 – Google translation, for article in Portuguese, scroll down.

Man transmits HIV to partner with intent to kill her

The suspect is alleged to have forged his medical tests to claim he was not HIV positive.

The civil police arrested a man after he transmitted the HIV virus to his partner with intent to kill her. PX, 33, was arrested on Tuesday (19th) at the Integrated Passenger Terminal, in the neighbourhood of Curado in Recife. The woman died after being stopped from taking treatment against the virus.

The investigations that led to the arrest of the suspect were coordinated by the Sao Lourenco da Mata Police Station. According to the delegate Diogo Santiago, the man was denounced by the Public Ministry of Pernambuco (MPPE) for aggravated homicide. The representative of the MPPE understood that “he carried on the crime by knowing that he had the virus and preventing his partner from taking medical treatment” said Santiago.

Forged tests

Still according to Diogo Santiago, X is alleged to have forged his medical tests results to deny that he had the virus to his former companion. “At the time he began a relationship with a young woman who was 14 years old while he was married to another woman.  She had sought out the adolescent’s family to report that the man was HIV positive. To deny the accusations from his wife, the man is alleged to have forged his test results” states the delegates.

The deputy believes that by the way he acts, X may have had other victims. For this reason, with the disclosure of the picture of the suspect, the police asks for possible new victims to come forward and denounce the man. “We believe that there may be more victims, first because of his behaviour, denying that he was HIV positive, and secondly because according to information he enjoyed going to parties and shows with young girls. There are even reports that he was already in a new relationship while his life partner was bedridden, “said the delegate Diogo Santiago. 

“We have two goals with the divulgation of the man’s picture: the first one is for the people who have been involved with him to seek medical attention so they can have a diagnosis” said Diogo Santiago. The second one is for them to come to the police station to register the occurrence so that the police can investigate and charge him if other people have been infected by the suspect, “said Diogo Santiago.


 

Homem transmite HIV para companheira com intenção de matá-la

O suspeito teria forjado exames médicos para afirmar não ser soropositivo

A Polícia Civil prendeu um homem após ele transmitir o vírus do HIV para sua companheira com intenção de matá-la. Paulo Cesar da Silva, de 33 anos, foi preso nessa terça-feira (19), no Terminal Integrados de Passageiros (TIP), no bairro do Curado, no Recife. A mulher morreu após ser impedida de realizar tratamento contra o vírus.

As investigaçóes que levaram à prisão do suspeito foram coordenadas pela Delegacia de São Lourenço da Mata. De acordo com o delegado Diogo Santiago, o homem foi denunciado pelo Ministério Público de Pernambuco (MPPE) por homicídio qualificado. “O representante do MPPE entendeu que ele praticou esse tipo de crime por conhecimento que ele tinha o vírus e ter impedido sua companheira de realizar o tratamento médico”, disse Santiago.

Exames forjados

Ainda segundo Diogo Santiago, Paulo Cesar teria forjado exames médicos para desmentir sua ex-companheira, que teria dito que ele seria soropositivo. “Na época que ele começou a se relacionar com a jovem, que tinha 14 anos, ele era casado com outra mulher. Ela havia procurado a família da adolescente para informar que o homem seria soropositivo. Para desmentir sua esposa, o homem teria forjado exames de sangue”, afirmou o delegado.

O delegado acredita que, pela forma de agir, Paulo pode ter feito outras vítimas. Para isso, com a divulgação da imagem do suspeito, a polícia pede para possíveis novas vítimas denunciem o homem. “Acreditamos que possa haver mais vítimas. Primeiro pelo comportamento dele de negar que ele é soropositivo e por, segundo informaçóes, gostar de ir a festas e shows com meninas jovens. Inclusive, há relatos de que ele já estaria em um novo relacionamento, enquanto sua companheira estava acamada”, falou o delegado Diogo Santiago.

“Temos dois objetivos com a divulgação da imagem dele. O primeiro é para que as pessoas que se relacionaram com ele procurem atendimento médico para que haja um diagnóstico. Segundo é que procurem a delegacia para registrar a ocorrência para que a polícia possa investigar e responsabilizar ele, caso outras pessoas tenham sido infectadas pelo suspeito”, disse Diogo Santiago.