Tatiana Lozano Pereira, 35, was sentenced by a jury to 25 years in prison for stabbing her gay son Itaberli Lozano back in December of 2016. The mother convinced him into visiting her, promising him to work on their relationship but instead stabbing and killing him.
After stabbing him, her husband - Itaberli's stepfather Alex Pereira - helped wrap his body in a duvet, burned and buried his corpse in a cane field in Sao Paolo Brazil. She was found guilty on November 27th after the jury came to their final decision.
Alex was being tried for corpse concealment with his wife, but he later turned his back on her. Alex will be tried at a later date because the lawyer argued he was a conflict of interest due to his testimony.
Two accomplices, Victor Roberto da Salvia and Miller da Silva Barissa was paid by the mother to brutally beat her son Itaberli. According to their testimony, she wanted them to murder him, but they refused from doing the job, leaving her to finish it on her own. The two teenagers have been sentenced to 21 years and eight months in prison.
Itaberli was living with his grandmother because his mother was violent and did not accept his sexuality, investigator say. Just eight days after his murder, the grandmother reported him missing and his mother told investigators that he was dead. The 17-year-old's body was burned so bad investigators could only identify him by a bracelet he wore in his photos.
During the trial, Pereira confessed to murdering her child but stated that he threatened to kill her. Family and friends soon came to his defense saying that the teen was not violent. Lozano's uncle, Dario Rosa, reported to the cops, "He had a job, he was very polite, and he never quarreled with anyone".
The family disagreed with the picture they tried to paint of Itaberli being a disobedient child. The uncle also said, "He only had problem with his mother, who did not accept that he was homosexual."
Rest in Peace Itaberli Lozano. If you or someone you know is homeless due to unaccepting parents, please call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386.