UPDATE: According to a correction posted by ACI Prensa on Thursday, the Guanajuato Regional Prosecutor's Office reportedly said there is "no evidence" that the motive for the child's murder was due to his clothing, contradicting local reports. The motive remains unclear.
A seven-year-old boy in Mexico, identified as Karol Rámon, was reportedly beaten to death by his mother after refusing requests to dress like a girl. The mother's girlfriend is suspected to have been involved in other beatings of the minor.
According to Noticis Ya, Rámon was beaten to death last February at the hands of his mother in Guanajuato, a city in Mexico. The mother, identified as Margarita, brought her son to a community hospital following the beating, though he was dead on arrival.
Rámon's body was full of bruises, old scars, cigarette burns, and the marks "made by some large object," the outlet reported. The boy was determined to have been "beaten with a belt, a chair, a whip and even a hammer. In addition to the blows, they left him without food for days."
The suspected mistreatment launched an investigation into Rámon's death, uncovering alleged stories of abuse at the hands of the mother and her girlfriend.
Before the assault that took the child's life, Rámon was reportedly abused by the two women when he would refuse to wear girls' clothing; he was brutally beaten "on the head and stomach, causing serious internal damage," the outlet said.
The child's grandmother reportedly attempted to gain custody of the child because of the abuse, but she was unsuccessful.
Margarita has been arrested and charged with the murder of her son; she will spend at least four months in pre-trial detention.
The brutal reports come on the heels of the murder of a nine-year-old boy in Brazil, who allegedly had his penis torn off and was beheaded by his mother and her female lover. The Daily Wire reported:
A Brazilian woman with a nine-year-old son allegedly conspired with her female partner roughly a year ago to use "rudimentary tools" to tear the penis off the boy because he supposedly wanted to be a girl, then recently murdered him by reportedly stabbing him over a dozen times and removing all the skin from his face before they beheaded him.
The Brazilian mother, Rosana Cândido, 27, and her partner Kacyla Pessoa, 28, "were said to have even used a knife to try to gouge out the boy’s eyeballs to prevent possible recognition," The Sun reported. Cândido and Pessoa allegedly attempted to barbecue the boy’s body, too. When that failed, parts of child’s body were packed into a suitcase and dumped in a sewer; other parts of the nine-year-old were recovered in backpacks at the women's home.
"Cândido allegedly said the boy was a 'burden' and interfered with the women’s relationship; she also reportedly said she 'felt hatred and no love' for him because he resembled her father, whom she claimed had abused her. The boy’s father reportedly told police that Cândido absconded with the boy five years ago. He allegedly added Cândido went to live with Pessoa and her daughter, who is now nine and has been taken into care," The Daily Wire noted.
"She killed her son, quartered, decapitated, plucked the skin and tried to get rid of the body. It was a very terrible case," police chief Guilherme Melo reportedly said.