Man accused of killing baby who drank poisoned breast milk from dying mum

A baby has been killed after drinking breast milk from her dying mum, after her jealous husband allegedly poisoned her.

The tot's body was found with her mum's in a jungle, buried in a remote location, reports 7news.

Police say Josieli Lopes, 36, was allegedly poisoned by her jealous husband.

Her baby died after drinking breast milk, and it has been alleged, the 36-year-old Brazilian woman collapsed after eating poisoned meat

The husband has been accused of taking the mother and daughter's bodies to a forest where he buried them, rather than taking them to the hospital.

Police say he buried the duo after making sure they were dead.

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The 34-year-old man who has not been named has been arrested after reportedly confessing to the killings.

He admitted to the killings a week after the mum and daughter were reported missing, it has been alleged.

Their bodies were found in Rio dos Cedros, Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, on September 22.

Ms Lopes's husband has been accused of committing the act after becoming jealous of his wife's alleged lover.

The accused was due to move out of their home shortly before the deaths occurred.

He told police he poisoned her with a piece of meat, however was unaware of the affect it would have on his baby when she drank breast milk.

According to reports, he said the child's death was accidental.

The police were alerted to the missing woman and child after texts were sent from her phone to her family, where she said she was moving away, shortly before her phone was no longer available.

Ms Lopes's teenage son suspected the messages were written by someone else..

Police are still investigation the incident.

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