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Death of Peruvian mother stuns TikTok community

News die Marilyn Yesenia Martínez Gonzales, 34, has taken to TikTok in recent days, prompting numerous users to pay tribute to the Peruvian content creator and mother, with local news outlets reporting that she The cause of death was murder.

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peruvian radio and television company Peruvian Radio Programs (RPP) As reported on January 16, 2023, Marilyn Martínez’s husband, Alexander Israel Pinedo Barrón, was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police found her with multiple stab wounds at her home in San Borja, Lima, Peru.

“According to police information, the alleged perpetrator will be her partner, identified as Alexander Israel Pinedo Barrón,” the outlet wrote.

Social media users have been using the hashtag “#justiciaparamarilyn” when sharing her videos. She has a nine-year-old son who is now in the care of her mother.

Photo credit should be CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images

Peruvian News Media RPP On January 16, 2023, Marilyn Yesenia Martínez Gonzales was found stabbed to death in her home.

She was only 34 years old when she died. She lives with her husband, Alexander Israel Pinedo Barrón, and their 9-year-old son. The crime was allegedly committed in the presence of her son. He is now in the care of Martinez’s mother, his grandmother.

Two days later, the same news outlet reported that the Lima prosecutor’s office Nine months of preventive detention required Marilyn Martínez’s husband, Pinedo Barrón, is the “prime suspect”.

It also added that “jealousy” could be a possible motive. She is a popular video creator on the social media platform TikTok.

He reportedly confessed to the crime

latin american news media database Writing on Jan. 19, Pinedo Barron admitted the crime “without hesitation.”

When authorities took him back to the crime scene to recount events, he reportedly said he was a “murderer, I killed my wife”.

“Video me,” he allegedly admitted. “When I killed her, I did see her bones. … Then I said: It’s my turn. But I’m a coward, I can’t kill myself.”

MSN also states Jealousy could be a motive for murder. It cites a report from Infobae that Marilyn Martinez lived with her husband, Alexander Barron, for 10 years.

TikTok users pay tribute to Marilyn ‘Fitmommy’ Martínez, who died at 34

Following the news of her death at 34 — her husband was 45 — TikTok users have been sharing Marilyn Martinez’s story.

She’s popular on the platform because she dances and lip-syncs mostly Spanish-language songs in her videos. Some of her videos feature her husband. Together they got 2.1 million likes; she has nearly 300,000 followers.

TikTokers have been using the hashtag “#justiciaparamarilyn,” which means “justice for Marilyn,” in connection with her death.

The fourth latest video she uploaded on the platform is of her husband. She uploaded it on January 14, 2023, two days before her death.

Photo by Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

killing rate in peru

In 2020, during the lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations warned of a “shadow pandemic”.

As NPR reported a few months later, this meant Violence against women and girls on the rise globally. Between January 1 and August 21 of that year, there were 75 femicide cases in Peru.

Meanwhile, Statista records More than 1,200 confirmed femicides 2010-2021 in Peru.

In 2020, between March and July alone, the Peruvian Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Groups (MIMP) reported that there were 104K dial the national hotline For victims of domestic and sexual violence from March to the end of July.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources and support on their website.For the UK you can visit the Refuge website hereor women’s aid.

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance writer since 2019, mainly with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus and has contributed to HITC, Groundviews and the University of Sheffield newspaper – where he completed his MA in Global Journalism in 2021. He is the spoken-word poetry editor of The Friday Poem and self-published his debut 2019 novel, Reverie, which his mom called a “fantastic read” and a “great Christmas gift.” Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes: bike tours, black and white Japanese movies, bar quizzes, fermented and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will embark on a journey around the world with his partner.

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