Trans beauty queen Yuni Carey stabbed to death by husband with knife and fork while he was high on meth

Yuni Carey

The husband of trans activist and pageant queen Yuni Carey has admitted stabbing his wife to death with a knife and fork while high on meth.

Yuni Carey, 39, was found dead by police in her Miami, Florida, apartment on Tuesday (17 November), according to WPLG Local 10.

Miami Police Department said that Carey’s husband, Ygor Arrudasouza, had called emergency services at around 4.25 am to confess to stabbing Carey while high on meth. He told police that the drug had ruined his life.

Later during questioning, he explained that he had flown into a rage after Carey told him “she had a better man”. He grabbed a knife and fork from their kitchen, pushed her to the floor and began stabbing her.

The police report stated Arrudasouza “stabbed her multiple times until he realised what he had done”, and added that the man believes he “deserves the punishment that comes to him”.

Arrudasouza, who is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, faces charges of second degree murder and aggravated battery.

The case is scheduled to go to trial on 8 March, 2021. Carey has become the 37th trans person violently killed in the US this year. 

(Yuni Carey/ Facebook)

Yuni Carey is remembered as ‘cheerful, feisty and beautiful’.

Yuni Carey’s friends, family and the wider LGBT+ community are in mourning after her death.

Carey was born in Cuba, and later moved to Miami with her grandmother. As well as an activist, role model and pageant queen, she also loved salsa dancing.

Her aunt wrote on Facebook: “My heart is heavy, I love you my beautiful niece. Rest in heaven and continue to soar with your beautiful soul!

“We love you and we will miss your feisty, blunt, very matter-of-fact attitude. Thanks for your love, your talents, your team spirit, and your love for people.”

Arianna Lint, executive director of Arianna’s Center in South Florida which works with the trans community, told the Washington Blade that she knew Carey and her husband well.

She said: “They came to the center for exams and for emotional support. I received calls from her on several occasions seeking advice when she had a fight with her husband. They, as a couple, were facing problems.”

Lint added: “She was the typical jovial and cheerful Cuban. She loved parties. She was very Cuban, very beautiful.”

Bamby Salcedo, president of the Los Angeles-based TransLatin@Coalition, said Carey was a highly-motivated person who cared for her grandmother and was a role model for trans youth.

Salcedo said: “This is a crazy world, so sad. She was admired by so many in the trans communities, her work in pageantry, her work as a service provider, she was the most resilient person. She was a good person.”