The 33-year-old woman was nabbed by the police in Sao Goncalo, a Brazilian city on June 7.
Police were invited to the couple’s house in the neighborhood of Santa Catarin and found her husband’s naked and mutilated body.
According to the police, Cristina allegedly cut off her husband, Andre’s penis and cooked it in soybean oil in a frying pan.
They added that the crime occurred around 4am in the morning after the couple had an argument about splitting up.
The cops also recovered a kitchen knife from the crime scene which is believed to be the murder weapon she used in killing her husband.
Cristina has been arrested and charged for murder and corpse desecration.
According to reports from Brazil, the couple were together for 10 years and have 2 kids – an eight-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter. They also ran a pizzeria together.
However they had been separated for 2 years but were still hanging out occasionally.
The couple stepped out to a snack bar on the night of the incident before the argument ensued, news site UOL reports.
Cristina’s lawyer, Carla Policarpo, said Andre threatened that if she couldn’t be with him, then she couldn’t be with anyone else, so she killed him in self defense.
According to her lawyer: “He did not accept the end of the relationship and said that if she could not be with him, she could not be with anyone.”
However, Andre’s sister, Adriana Santos, claims the suspect killed her brother out of revenge because he once cheated on her.
Reports have it that the couple fought a lot and Christina once reported her husband to the police.
Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.