A WOMAN has been arrested after she allegedly killed her husband "before cutting off his penis off and frying it."
Dayane Cristina Rodrigues Machado, 33, was arrested in the Brazilian city of Sao Goncalo on June 7 following the discovery of her partner Andre.
Cops were called to the couple's house in the neighbourhood of Santa Catarina and found the victim’s lifeless, naked and mutilated body inside.
According to officers, his wife had cut off his penis and cooked it in soybean oil in a frying pan, having allegedly murdered him at around 4 am.
They seized a kitchen knife from the scene believed to be the one she used to kill her husband with and subsequently dismembered him.
Machado was arrested on the scene and has since been charged with murder and corpse desecration.
According to news site UOL, the couple went out to a snack bar on the night of the crime and a row ensued.
Andre's sister, Adriana Santos, told media outlets that the suspect killed her brother in revenge for him cheating on her.
However, Machado's lawyer, Carla Policarpo, has said that Andre threatened her and she killed him in self-defence.
According to her lawyer: "He did not accept the end of the relationship and said that if she could not be with him, she could not be with anyone."
Relatives have since revealed that the couple constantly fought, and Machado had even reported her husband to the police on one occasion.
The lawyer, Policarpo, says her client is remorseful.
The couple were believed to have been together for 10 years and had been separated for two years, but still continued to see each other on and off.
They have an eight-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, and they ran a pizzeria together.
However, it is not clear if the children were present at the time of the crime.
The investigation is ongoing.
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