Ygor Arrudasouza Wiki
Ygor Arrudasouza Biography
Ygor Arrudasouza told Miami-Dade police that he “deserves the punishment that comes to him.” That’s because the 28-year-old husband of trans Cuban beauty queen Yunieski “Yuni” Carey Herrera called 911 on Nov. 17 around 4:30 a.m. to tell police that he stabbed his wife, according to one Miami-Dade arrest affidavit. .
Police say that when they arrived, Arrudasouza told them that “the methamphetamine had ruined his life,” according to the affidavit and that he stabbed his wife, whom police said they found lying on the apartment floor. She was “numb” and “covered in blood with stab wounds.”
Just a month earlier, on October 15, Arrudasouza got a tattoo near her left hip that read, “Yuni.”
The proud wife posted a Facebook Live video of the occasion with the caption: “Got my name! My husband loves me. ”
According to the police report, the “Yuni” tattoo is the only one that appears on the Brazilian’s body.
Arrudasouza Said Herrera Told Him She ‘Had a Better Man Than Him’ So He Got a Knife & Fork & Started Stabbing Her
According to the arrest report, Arrudasouza willingly went to the police when he was arrested, realizing the horror of his actions.
He told them that he and Herrera were fighting in the wee hours of the morning and she said that “she had a better man than him.” He went into the kitchen, he told police, and grabbed a knife and fork. He then said that he returned to the bedroom where Herrerra was lying on the bed.
Arrudasouza said he pushed his wife to the ground, “and stabbed her several times until he realized what he had done,” according to the police report.
Police found a bloody knife and fork at the scene.
Herrera Was a Beloved Performer & Beauty Queen
Herrera was “also known as Yuni Carey. She actively participated in beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Queen Universe in 2006. She represented Cuba several times in Miss International Queen, the main transgender beauty pageant organized in Thailand, where she won Miss Photogenic in 2011 and Miss Congeniality in 2014. She recently competed in Barcelona at Miss Trans Star International in 2019.
But beyond beauty, Herrera was loved by many, as evidenced by posts on social media following the news of her death.
According to her Facebook page, she says she has two daughters, who appear to be chosen rather than biological. One posted:
This woman is the epitome of a goddess. She was powerful, beautiful, strong, confident, kind, loving, and so much more! She loved me from the day we met, we instantly clicked and she welcomed me into Carey’s home, and she has been a constant in my life ever since. I am so full of pain, anger and regret! She didn’t deserve to die at the hand of someone who swore to protect and love her! He had no right to separate her from everyone else who loved her more than he did!
Yuni Carey Hernández was killed yesterday in Miami. She was a leader in the transgender community and a strong woman. Thanks for always telling me to be fabulous. Rest in power, Cuban queen 🤍
You didn’t deserve what happened to you, but your legacy will live on pic.twitter.com/rJhL1rxbfJ
– 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 🦋 (@LA_Michelleada) November 18, 2020
RIP @Yunicarey, your legacy will be remembered forever. The world is a little less bright today.
– Corlis Todd (@CorlisTodd) November 18, 2020
R.I.H @Yunicarey FLY HIGH SIS I’M GOING TO MISS YOU I WILL REALLY ALWAYS LOVE YOU ❤ pic.twitter.com/34zBfIZVnR
– PASSION GOTBODY (@passiongotbody) November 18, 2020
Herrera’s death comes during Transgender Awareness Week, held annually from November 13 to 19. November 20 is Transgender Remembrance Day.
According to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLADD, “The week before Transgender Remembrance Day on November 20, individuals and organizations across the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help increase the visibility of transgender people and address the issues of members of the face of the community. ”
On November 20, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris tweeted about Transgender Remembrance Day and said that the murder of trans people is an epidemic.
On this Transgender People’s Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the at least 37 transgender or gender nonconformist people killed this year, the majority of whom were Black and Latina transgender women.
Today and every day we must recommit ourselves to ending this epidemic. #TDOR
– Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2020
Arrudasouza faces a second degree murder charge. She had a court appearance on November 18 and, according to WSVN Miami, “was crying while facing a judge.”