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Schoolgirl, 13, ‘stabbed her dad to death in jealous rage after she fell in love with 20-year-old stepmum’

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl killed her father because she was ‘in love’ with her stepmum and wanted her for herself, claim cops in Brazil.

The teen allegedly stabbed the 33-year-old in the chest with a kitchen knife after he discovered the extent of the crush on his 20-year-old wife.

Before Sunday's attack the schoolgirl, who lived with her grandmother, allegedly drunk several cans of beer to ‘build up the courage’ to stab her father.

The pair apparently argued the night before after the victim found text messages and a letter written by his daughter to her stepmother Maely Hellen Carvalho.

The letter professed love for the woman and begged her to separate from her dad so they could live together, say reports.

Police released a photo of the victim - identified as Alex Ferreira - and said he had reportedly scolded his daughter, advising that her ‘passion’ was misguided.

Relatives claimed that the adolescent became incensed after being told off and apparently harboured a grudge against her dad.

After downing the alcohol it’s alleged she walked to her parents' house, a block away from where she lived in Jataí, Goáis state, and banged on the door, waking them up.

Police spokesman Antonisio Nunes told TV news Balanço Geral, that the stepmother opened the door.

He said: “She told us her stepdaughter seemed remorseful after arguing with her dad and claimed that she had come around to make peace with him.

“She told the girl that her dad was asleep in their bedroom but he would probably be happy to get up so they could ‘make-up’.”

It’s reported that the girl concealed the knife in her clothing before entering the property and pulled it out once she entered the bedroom.

Officer Nunes said: “The victim’s wife told us that her husband was just about to get up when the girl lunged at her dad and plunged the knife into his chest.”

The weapon allegedly used in the crime was found in the house covered in blood.

The victim was rushed to Dr. Serafim de Carvalho hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The girl had already fled the property but was found just yards away ‘sitting quietly’ on the pavement outside her gran’s house, say reports.

When questioned she reportedly confessed to the crime, admitting that she had ‘fallen in love’ with her stepmother and was jealous of her dad’s relationship.

She claimed to have ‘lost it’ after arguing with her father who ‘threatened to prevent her from visiting them’ if she continued with her infatuation.

A relative who declined to be named, claimed the girl’s ‘puppy love’ had been going on for several months prior to the tragic event and was an open secret among family members.

He said: “Her stepmother told us that she was aware of her stepdaughter’s obsession which she had never encouraged.

“She made it clear to (her stepdaughter) that she loved her father and just wanted to be a good mother to his child.”

He revealed that the family is devastated by the violent act and struggling to come to terms with the ‘senseless loss’.

“Everyone believed it was a passing phase that she would grow out of,” he lamented.

The teen was arrested and initially held at the local police station before being transferred to a juvenile detention centre.

She faces murder charges and is yet to hire a lawyer to represent her case.

Under Brazilian law, the accused’s age means she could serve a maximum three-year prison term alongside rehabilitation.

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