A 19-year-old has been arrested after his dad told police he suspected he had killed his girlfriend.
Paulo Eduardo Scravonatto was arrested after his father suspected he murdered Joana Fabris Deon, 19, in the Brazilian city of Bento Goncalves.
Local media reported that the incident happened on Saturday, after which Scravonatto had called his father claiming that Joana, who was reportedly his girlfriend, was wounded and needed to be urgently transported to the hospital.
The young man claimed Joana was shot by street thugs, after she stood up against them when they tried to take her belongings.
Scravonatto and his father, whose identity has not been disclosed, then took the woman to the nearby Tacchini Hospital, where she soon died after she succumbed to her injuries, whilst the 19-year-old man was released after telling his version of the story to the police.
Paulo Eduardo Scravonatto, 19, had claimed the young woman had been killed by thugs
However, the father then returned to the police station later that day and claimed his son was the one who murdered the woman instead, according to Chief Deise Salton Brancher and Head of Specialized Police Stations on Assistance to Women (DEAMs).
Police and Military Intelligence investigators then went to Scravonatto's house, where they witnessed the crime scene and seized a gun, which allegedly belonged to him.
The officers then questioned the suspect again, who then allegedly changed the story and claimed that he accidentally shot the victim.
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However, after his father gave another statement confirming his previous assumptions, Scravonatto was arrested on the basis of femicide and is currently awaiting trial.
Chief Brancher said: "It's a very delicate situation, which involves family members of both the victim and the suspect, because we have a mother and father who lost a daughter, but we also have a father who acted correctly and alerted the police of his own son's actions."
Meanwhile Joana's family denied a possible connection between Scravonatto and the victim, however according to the Chief the two were very "intimate and affectionate" towards each other.
The police reported that a more detailed investigation will follow.