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Man lunged at former nursing school classmate, 22, and stabbed her dead at mall in Brazil [VIDEO]

Terrifying moment man lunged at former nursing school classmate, 22, and stabbed her dead at mall in Brazil

  • WARNING: Graphic content 
  • Vitórya Mota was murdered at a mall in Neterói, Brazil, on Wednesday afternoon
  • The 22-year-old was having lunch when she was approached by Matheus dos Santos, 21, a former nursing school classmate
  • Surveillance camera shows dos Santos talking to Mota and then digging into his bag for a knife before stabbing her
  • Dos Santos continued to attack Mota until mall security guards jumped on top of him and pinned him to the floor before police arrived
  • Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that dos Santos was in love with Mota, but that she did not hold the same emotional feelings towards him 

A crime of deluded passion was caught on camera when a man walked up to a former nursing school classmate and stabbed her dead at a mall in Brazil.

Vitórya Mota, 22, was having lunch at a food court table at Plaza Shopping in downtown Neterói when Matheus dos Santos, 21, flew into a rage and repeatedly plunged a knife into her chest.

Surveillance footage showed Mota and dos Santos holding a conversation for nearly two minutes when the suspect dug into bag and pulled out a kitchen knife.

Dos Santos then pounced on top of Mota and continued to stab her before mall security officers pulled him off the woman and pinned him to the floor until the police arrived.

Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that Mota and dos Santos previously attended the same class at a local nursing school, and that dos Santos had fallen in love with Mota, who rebuffed his advances.

Vitórya Mota was having lunch at a shopping mall in Neterói, Brazil, on Wednesday afternoon when she was stabbed dead by Matheus dos Santos, a former nursing school classmate. Brazilian online news portal G1 reported that Mota and dos Santos previously attended the same class at a local nursing school, and that dos Santos had fallen in love with Mota, who rebuffed his advances

Matheus dos Santos was restrained by security guards at the mall and then turned over to the police. He has been charged with femicide

Matheus dos Santos was restrained by security guards at the mall and then turned over to the police. He has been charged with femicide

Matheus dos Santos aims his knife at former nursing school classmate Vitórya Mota before he stabbed her dead at a mall in Brazil on Wednesday

Matheus dos Santos aims his knife at former nursing school classmate Vitórya Mota before he stabbed her dead at a mall in Brazil on Wednesday

Paramedics attempted to save Mota’s life. She died while she was being rushed in an ambulance to Azevedo Lima State Hospital. 

Dos Santos was charged with femicide and remained in custody at the 76th Civil Police Station.

Investigators learned that dos Santos had visited a store at the mall to purchase the knife that he used to murder Mota.

Matheus dos Santos is led into a police precinct in Niterói, Brazil, on Wednesday moments after he plunged a knife into Vitórya Mota and killed his former nursing school classmate

Matheus dos Santos is led into a police precinct in Niterói, Brazil, on Wednesday moments after he plunged a knife into Vitórya Mota and killed his former nursing school classmate

Vitórya Mota (pictured in the yellow t-shirt) was having lunch when Matheus dos Santos approached her at the mall food court  in Brazil and engaged her in a conversation and later attacked her with a knife. She died while she was being rushed in an ambulance to a local hospital

Vitórya Mota (pictured in the yellow t-shirt) was having lunch when Matheus dos Santos approached her at the mall food court  in Brazil and engaged her in a conversation and later attacked her with a knife. She died while she was being rushed in an ambulance to a local hospital

Brazilian authorities found that Matheus dos Santos purchased the knife (pictured) moment before he used to kill Vitórya Mota

Brazilian authorities found that Matheus dos Santos purchased the knife (pictured) moment before he used to kill Vitórya Mota 

Mota spent the last three years working at Coffee Town, an eatery at the mall.

‘What to write???? How do you take the life of someone like that? Almost 3 years ago Vic (started to) work with us. Always smiling (she had countless reasons not to smile) Always kind, polite, studious, thoughtful, intelligent, captivating …..,’ the shop wrote on its Instagram account Wednesday. 

‘The @coffeetown_plazashopping team is heartbroken, desperate, traumatized with so much cruelty ,,, Fly Vic. Heaven sure needed your sweetness. Here we continue with a missing piece of us.’ 

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