|Covered in tomato sauce: The death of Iranildes Aguiar Araujo was faked by her new love Carlos Roberto de Jesus, a hitman sent to kill her, called. [Agencies]|
A hired killer fell in love with his target then faked her death with the help of some ketchup, Daily Mail reported.
Hitman Carlos Roberto de Jesus, from Brazil, was allegedly paid £345 to murder Iranildes Araujo. He was allegedly contracted by housewife Maria Nilza Simoes, who was convinced Iranildes was having an affair with her husband. But when de Jesus saw his intended victim he fell head over heels in love with her and confessed the plot.
The pair then used ketchup to fake the scene and fool his employer into believing he had carried out the hit. But the ruse was discovered three days later when Simoes saw the hired assassin kissing the very woman he was meant to have bumped off.
The three suspects were arrested by police. The hit man and his "victim" face extortion charges and the woman who hired him charges of making threats to kill.
(China.org.cn September 26, 2011)