It's chilling to think about harming someone you once loved. But these married men who killed their mistresses did just that, all to avoid getting caught in a lie. For some, the reveal that their girlfriends were pregnant was enough to drive them to kill. For others, cold-blooded murder was their twisted solution to the problem of living a double life. The particulars of their cases may be different, but their stories are linked by desperation and brutality.
These husbands who killed their mistresses might seem like the stuff of horror movies. But as their sordid tales prove, they are all too real. From the soccer player who fed his mistress to his dogs to the man who murdered his lover with a hammer, their grisly crimes are represented here.
Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a married Brazilian soccer player, murdered his former mistress, Eliza Samudio. De Souza had met her at a sex party, and Samudio ended up pregnant. He urged Samudio to have an abortion, but she refused, and gave birth to a baby boy in February 2010.
De Souza became enraged when Samudio took him to court for child support, so he abducted her. With the help of his wife, his cousin, and his then-mistress, he tortured Samudio for six days in front of his young son. Then, the soccer player strangled her to death, dismembered her corpse, and fed some of her remains to his dogs.
He was convicted of killing Samudio, but he was released from jail in February 2017 on a legal technicality after serving less than seven years of his 22 year sentence.
In June 2014, 27-year-old Marine Christopher Lee murdered his mistress, 19-year-old Erin Corwin. She was his neighbor, and the wife of a Marine herself. After strangling Corwin, Lee threw her body down a mine shaft. Investigators learned Lee murdered Corwin because she was pregnant with his child, and he was afraid his wife would prevent him from seeing his 6-year-old daughter if she found out about the affair.
Lee later tried to claim that he murdered Corwin because she confessed to molesting his young daughter, but no evidence was presented to corroborate this allegation. In November 2016, Lee was convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
When Gregory Nelson Jr.'s wife found out that his mistress, Susana Cisneros, was pregnant with his child in March 2011, she threatened to leave him. In response, Nelson stabbed Cisneros repeatedly, killing her and her unborn baby with a knife from the Chipotle where the two had worked together. Cisneros had been two weeks away from giving birth.
Nelson fled Virginia after the murder, but he was eventually arrested in Florida and confessed to the killings. He was convicted of first-degree murder, and in February 2013 he was sentenced to life in prison for the crime.
In June 2016, a wealthy Chinese factory owner named Peng murdered his mistress of three years, Ah Fang. According to Peng, he killed the young woman because she had threatened his wife and children, and had insulted him after he refused to purchase a home for her brother. Peng hit his mistress in the head with a rock multiple times, and then he choked her to death.
After killing Ah Fang, Peng tried to commit suicide by drowning himself in the ocean. But he changed his mind, and went to a police station to confess to the murder.