A woman has been accused of cutting off her trumpet-playing husband’s penis and leaving a knife buried in the dead man’s eyeball in Argentina.
Florencia Amado Cattaneo, 41, has now been seized by police for the horrific alleged murder, and sent for psychiatric assessment.
Victim Pedro Federico Zarate’s body was reportedly found at the couple’s flat in Altos de San Lorenzo with the knife embedded in his eye, and his genitals mutilated.
Cattaneo – a psychologist – was arrested on 11th January after fleeing to her mother’s house in a taxi ‘with bloodstains on her hands’, her sister Patricia told local media.
Pedro Federico Zarate’s body was found at the apartment he shared with his wife Florencia Amado Cattaneo, with husband Pedro Federico Zarate on her shoulder
Her 50-year-old husband’s body was found by his sister-in-law on the bed at the apartment he shared with his wife and five-year-old son.
He had stab wounds all over his body, including his chest, and his genitals were mutilated, according to local media reports.
Amado Cattaneo has been admitted to the psychiatric ward of a medical centre in La Plata, where she will undergo tests. If she is ruled mentally incompetent, she will not go on trial, say investigators and the Prosecutor’s Office.
Footage from the police station as Cattaneo arrived showed her being helped forward by officers with a grimace on her face, local reports said.
Local news said despite her being taken to the station on a warm night, she was picture wearing a jacket over the top of her dress.
Pedro, 47, was a trumpet player and a music producer. He had worked at the Estacion Provincial cultural centre in La Plata since 2006.
A native of Cordoba, he had married Amado Cattaneo in 2017.
Citing neighbours, local reports said the couple have a five-year-old son and had been together for over a decade.
Cattaneo had been employed by the General Directorate of Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires since 2012.