It could only happen in the movies. Except it didn't. A Brazilian woman suspected her husband of cheating, so she hires a hitman to kill the supposed she-devil. Only the hitman falls in love the homewrecker instead. So what does he do? He fakes her murder. With LOTS of ketchup.
Seriously, this has all the trappings of a really dark romantic comedy. Carlos Roberto de Jesus and Iranildes Aguiar Araujo are starcrossed lovers, kept apart by charges of infidelity and blood money. De Jesus' client, Maria Nilza Simoes, paid for justice. £345 worth, anyway. So the only thing they could think of is fake Araujo's death. By drenching her in a condiment and having her clutch a machete under her arm like she was stabbed. Because that actually works in real life? Who knew?
Satisfied, Simoes sent her hired killer on his way, leaving the lovers free to find their future together. Which must've been like a day, because Simoes caught them making out in public pretty soon after. Simoes went to the police to have de Jesus and Araujo arrested for extortion, but she got pinched too for the whole conspiring to kill a person in cold blood thing. The trio are now out on bail and probably await the zaniest court case in Brazil's recent history.
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