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Influencer ‘hired thugs to choke ex-boyfriend to death after being dumped

AN influencer hired a gang of thugs to throttle her ex-boyfriend in revenge for ending their relationship, sê die polisie.

Isabela Gomes Pereira, 28, from Contagem, Brasilië is accused of hiring three men to break into Leandro Rezende’s home as revenge for calling things off.

Isabela Gomes Pereira allegedly convinced a group of thugs to break into her ex's home

Isabela Gomes Pereira allegedly convinced a group of thugs to break into her ex’s homeKrediet: Nuusflits
Businessman Leandro Rezende Morais was killed at his home, according to investigators

Businessman Leandro Rezende Morais was killed at his home, according to investigatorsKrediet: Nuusflits

Investigators claim the sleeping 36-year-old was attacked and tied with electrical cables during the incident in June.

He was then choked to death with a power cable from a fan as the gang members kicked and beat him.

Police believe Gomes had intended to scare and injure her ex before matters were taken too far.

Die vrou, and two of the alleged gang members, are now facing charged of robbery with violence resulting in death.

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A third suspect is still on the run, volgens die polisie.

A post mortem concluded that Leandro was killed by mechanical asphyxiation due toneck constriction and blunt cervical trauma”.

Gomes is believed to have found the three men – bejaardes 20, 24 en 31 – in neighbouring Belo Horizonte and convinced them to break into her ex-boyfriend’s house at night.

As well as beating him, Gomes told them that they could loot his home and split the profits.

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On the night of the crime, police believe Gomes picked the men up and drove to the victim’s house.

A haul of Leandro’s possessions, thought to be worth up to £15,000, were stolen from the property.

Local media reported that the couple had a history of violence.

In September last year, Gomes alleged that her partner had slapped her in the face and pulled her hair.

And in April this year, the pair fought when Gomes allegedly caught Leandro in a restaurant with another woman.

She reportedly smashed a glass on Leandro’s table and scratched his car.

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Gomes had 11,000 followers on social media and used her profile to market cosmetics and post motivational quotations.

An investigation into Leonardo’s death is ongoing.

Gomes - wie het 11,000 followers on social media - is under investigation by police

Gomes – wie het 11,000 followers on social mediais under investigation by policeKrediet: Nuusflits
The influencer had a history of violence with her ex Leandro, according to local reports

The influencer had a history of violence with her ex Leandro, according to local reportsKrediet: Nuusflits