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Personal trainer stabbed to death in row with neighbours who were filming her

A Brazilian personal trainer who ran her own gym has died after being stabbed to death in a row with her neighbours when she spotted them filming her.

The alleged killers, who live next to the victim's mother in the city of São José do Rio Preto in Sao Paulo state in southeastern Brazil, are aged 38 and 44.

Police said they have been arrested on suspicion of murdering 28-year-old Andressa Serantoni by the Military Police after the incident late on Wednesday.

According to the Military Police, as reported by UOL, Serantoni had gone to her mother's house in the Vila Anchieta neighbourhood to feed the dog.

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The argument reportedly began on the pavement outside the house after the victim took exception to the woman filming her on her phone.

Soon, the woman's husband joined the scene with a knife, which witnesses say he used to stab the victim several times.

Teams from the Special Police Action Battalion were also called and attended to the crime scene but when they arrived the victim had reportedly already died from stab wounds in the neck and chest.

Witnesses directed the police to the home of the suspects, who were apprehended and taken to the police station. The couple's car has also been seized.

Meanwhile, four children were found at the property, aged between 4 and 12. They have been taken into care.

The couple have reportedly not explained their motives for their alleged actions.

The man had a previous charge of attempted murder dating back to 2015.

Serantoni owned a gym in the city. Her cousin, Murillo Serantoni, said the deceased was passionate about animals and dreamed of getting married and having children.

Murillo told UOL: "She was a strong woman and took care of her mother. She loved dogs and had been in a relationship for more than 10 years. She was a very affectionate girl."

The case is ongoing.

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