Getting involved in a couple’s fight can be unpleasant. Getting killed for it is another matter entirely.
Dayane Rafaella de Silva Rodrigues (31) opened fire on her husband and his group of friends while they were out dining. One bullet killed 26-year-old Djaiane Batista Barro.
On 18th February, Rodrigues’s husband went out with a group of friends to a bar in Tiangua, Brazil. Shortly afterwards, Rodrigues stormed in with a silver gun. She fired several shots at her husband’s table. One bullet killed Djaiane instantly when it entered her head. Another victim, a 24-year-old man, was hit in the arm and taken to the hospital.
CCTV footage from outside the bar revealed that Rodrigues had arrived at the bar on the back of a motorbike. She was seen carrying a cream coloured handbag. After the shooting, Rodrigues and her husband were seen wrestling for the gun outside the bar. It is unclear what happened to the gun, but Rodrigues left the scene with her handbag.
The police arrested Rodrigues on charges of homicide and bodily injury. According to the police, Rodrigues was ‘angry’ with her husband for being at an establishment that is reportedly frequented by escorts. Prior to the incident, they had argued about this. Rodrigues also told the police the shots were meant to disperse her husband’s group. She had not fired with the intention of harming anyone, least of all Djaiane who was a stranger to her.
The police disclosed that Rodrigues had bought the weapon in Ceara State capital Fortaleza, which is five hours away by car. Based on their investigations, they suspect the crime was not premediated and was committed on impulse. Rodrigues has no criminal record and, according to the police, is distressed by her actions.
Hopefully, your arguments never end with someone else dying.