Groom kills bride, best man, self at wedding in strange Brazil suicide. A wedding was interrupted when the groom kills his bride, best man and self. Rogerio Damascena, 29, fatally shot and killed Renata Alexandre Costa Coelho, 25, and Marcelo Guimaraes in a murder-suicide.
The groom opened fire after announcing to his family and friends that he had a “surprise” for them. According to Brazilian Police investigator Joao Brito witnesses the sales manager did not give any previous indication that anything was wrong during his wedding reception. It is believed that the killings were premeditated since he hid the gun in his father’s pickup truck.
Brito did not speculate on a possible motive. He has not been able to interview family members as they are still in shock from the horrific event. The bride’s sister does not believe that the shooting was a crime of passion.
“My sister was a wonderful person who loved and wanted to be loved,” stated Lucia Helena Coelho. “He was happy, she was happy, the party was beautiful. His family adored her and doesn’t understand this,” Coelho stated. “He revealed himself as a sociopath who fooled the entire family and killed his best friend, who was … the best man.”