A MAN who reportedly drank battery acid after stabbing his ex in her driveway in front of her granddaughter has died, police officers said Thursday.
Joao Correia, 56, was taken into custody on Wednesday after allegedly killing mother-of-two Veronica Goncalves, 48.
He was found at the scene in Massachusetts surrounded by bloodied clothing and told police he had been drinking battery acid.
Correia was rushed to hospital in critical condition on Wednesday night but later died, Plymouth prosecutors said.
When first responders arrived at a home on Wednesday afternoon after a woman was bleeding in her driveway, they found Goncalves Rosa on the ground with head trauma.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Correia was at the home, where Brockton police found the bloodied clothing, the prosecutor said.
He lived on the first floor of the apartment, Friends told CBS News, while Goncalves stayed on the second floor.
A friend, who wished to remain anonymous, told the news outlet that he can only imagine what Correia’s motive was.
“It’s not good, he was jealous,” he said.
When he was brought in for questioning, he reportedly told authorities he ingested battery acid and suffered a medical flare-up.
After being transported by helicopter from one hospital to another, he was pronounced dead Thursday night, MassLive reported.
“This appears to have been a targeted attack and not a random act of violence,” District Attorney Timothy Cruz said, according to WCVB News.
“It’s a wild, brutal incident. This woman didn’t deserve it.”
Goncalves’ nephew, Pedro Rosario, told the publication that in addition to being a mother of two, she is also a grandmother.
He said she was a strong, independent and kind-hearted woman.
“We are all in shock. That someone would do that to her is incredible,” Rosario said.
“We’re just trying to put the pieces together.”
Cruz had also noted that Goncalves’ two-year-old grandchild was in a car nearby when the attack took place, which her nephew found particularly horrific.
“In front of her granddaughter, which is an unspeakable act for someone to do that in front of a child,” Rosario said.
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