A transgender beauty queen who was well-known in Miami’s LGBTQ group was stabbed to death by her husband in a match of jealous rage, authorities stated.
Ygor Arrudasouza, 27, confessed to police on Tuesday that he was excessive on meth when he took a knife and fork to repeatedly stab his spouse Yunieski Carey Herrera in their 19th-floor condo, in accordance to WPLG, which cited a police report.
Arrudasouza advised detectives he’d been arguing with Herrera and erupted when she stated “she had a greater man,” prompting him to stab her on their mattress after which on the ground, the report states.
Herrera, 39, a Cuban salsa dancer who had competed in beauty pageants through the years, was beloved by South Florida’s LGBTQ group.
“Moreover being strikingly lovely, she was type and he or she was good and he or she cared as a lot about others as she would about herself,” good friend Raul Griffith advised WPLG. “She was a really particular individual for many individuals.”
The Human Rights Marketing campaign stated Herrera is not less than the 37th transgender girl to die from violence in the U.S. this yr.
Arrudasouza faces a second-degree homicide cost in Herrera’s death. He’s being held with out bond as of Wednesday.