A ‘PERFECT’ mum who strangled her 11-year-old son to death with a washing line for playing on his phone released a chilling video appeal, claiming he had gone missing.
Alexandra Dougokenski has been charged by police in Brazil for her son Rafael’s murder on July 2 after she confessed to the shocking crime.
The 33-year-old divorced mum of two initially tried to divert attention away from herself by claiming the child had run away from home following an argument over his behaviour.
Investigators launched an extensive search, with the help of sniffer dogs and anxious family and friends, in the forest close to the family’s house in Planato, Rio Grande do Sul state.
When the search failed to find the boy, she broke down and confessed that she had strangled him with a clothesline in a rage.
The suspect claimed she ‘couldn’t live with the lie anymore’ and needed to off load the ‘burden’ on her conscience.
Ten days after he disappeared, she revealed where the schoolboy’s remains had been hidden.
The body was found on May 25 in a large cardboard box in the garage of a neighbour’s house just five metres from the family’s property.
The badly decomposing corpse was wrapped in a sheet with a plastic bag placed over the head.