The Fiery Murder of Omar Veiga

source: creative commons with permission from Kathy Jonelson

On September 4, after two months on the lam, 41-year-old Brazilian Claudia Campos Veiga was arrested for the murder of her 65-year-old father, Omar. According to various news sources, she invited her father on a hike on July 9, during which she tied him to a tree, doused him with gasoline, and set him on fire. She burned him alive.

Ms. Veiga reportedly told police that her motive was to pay him back for…



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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.