Daniel Petry is a former Brazilian young man who brutally murdered Gabriel Kuhn, a fellow boy in his neighborhood, after sexually assaulting him. The whole tragedy happened in the summer of 2007 in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Petry’s murder trial of Gabriel is one of the most harrowing murder incidents in modern crime history. It’s often mentioned in horror forums because of the horribly absurd nature of the crime. The images of this murder are some of the heart-pounding shockers that can be found on the internet.
While even the intricate details of the Brazilian case have been around since the day it happened, the people involved are now absolutely missing. That’s especially true for the one and only culprit, Daniel Petry. Tell what really happened the day he killed Gabriel, the reason, his conviction, Petry’s life after prison, and the answers to what he’s doing now.
Warning: The details below are extremely violent; readers’ discretion is advised!!!
- 1 Daniel Petry was born in the 90s; He was a restless boy
- 2 Daniel Petry and Gabriel Kuhn knew each other through an online game
- 3 What exactly happened the day Daniel killed Gabriel?
- 4 The violent detail of the murder of Gabriel by Daniel Petry
- 5 Gabriel’s brother was the first to see his corpse
- 6 Daniel Petry easily confessed to the murder of Gabriel Kuhn
- 7 Petry was jailed for just three years
- 8 Where is Daniel Petry now?
Daniel Petry was born in the 90s; He was a restless boy
Daniel Petry, full name, Daniel Felipe Petry was born in the year 1991. He was a native of Blumenau, Santa Catarina.
Petry apparently was always a rebel and quite an aggressive boy from the beginning. He would respond with extreme violence even at the slightest provocation. Due to his violent temper, Daniel had also spent some time in psychiatric therapies, but he was not regular in any of those sessions, and the treatment also proved unsuccessful in his case.
Daniel also often ran away from school.
At home, Petry spent most of his time watching Brazilian TV shows. He also used the internet and played an online role-playing game called Tibia.
Daniel Petry and Gabriel Kuhn knew each other through an online game
Daniel and Gabriel real name Gabriel Guillermo Kuhn knew each other through their common interest in the above mentioned online game called Tibia.
One of the most discussed reasons why Daniel killed Gabriel was that the latter had dug some 20,000 Tibia’s currency (about $1.75) from the former. However, Kuhn did not return the money and it is strongly believed that this was the ultimate cause that led Petry to kill Gabriel.
Daniel apparently asked Gabriel several times to return his money, but the latter kept refusing to return it. Kuhn also reportedly blocked Petry from all virtual contacts and cut all connections with him.
This angered Daniel and some time later he called Gabriel’s mother. She let him know that she was out of the house and that Gabriel was home alone.
What exactly happened the day Daniel killed Gabriel?
After knowing that Kuhn was all alone in his house, Daniel went to his residence. At first, Kuhn was hesitant to let Daniel in. However, Petry insisted and said he wanted to apologize. Gabriel finally opened the door and let Daniel into the house.
As soon as Daniel entered Gabriel’s house, he locked the door and began to attack the latter. Sometime after, Petry dragged Kuhn to the bed and raped him.
When he was done, Daniel started pulling on his pants. At the same time, the wounded Gabriel, who was bleeding and crying, suddenly began to laugh. He threatened Daniel that he would tell both his parents and his about what had happened.
The violent detail of the murder of Gabriel by Daniel Petry
Petry didn’t want Kuhn to tell his parents what had happened, so after Gabriel’s threat, Daniel removed the power cord from the game console that was near Kuhn’s house. Then he wrapped it around Gabriel’s neck as he continued beating. At this point, Kuhn’s blood was everywhere. After leaving Gabriel unconscious, Petry thought he was dead and tried to hide his body in the attic.
But when he tried to lift Kuhn’s body, Gabriel realized it was too heavy. He then decided to disassemble the body so that it would be easier for him to get rid of Kuhn.
Daniel then grabbed a knife and hacksaw from the garage. Shortly thereafter, he began to cut off Gabriel’s body from the torso so that he could lose his legs.
Petry sawed Kuhn’s body when he was alive
Petry to lighten Kuhn’s body, he began to saw Gabriel’s body down from the waist down. However, after only pulling once or twice, Kuhn regained consciousness and realized he was being sawed and started screaming in pain. The live mutilation continued as Daniel saw harder and faster, successfully ripping Gabriel in half.
It is reported that Kuhn again lost consciousness from the shock and died sometime during the separation from his body. The brutality didn’t stop there though, as after separating Gabriel from his legs, Daniel started pounding his victim again and even started carving Tibia symbols into Kuhn’s chest.
Daniel then abandoned the idea of completely discarding the body and left Gabriel’s corpse in the trapdoor of the hallway as is. The hallway was as bloodied as it could get, and Kuhn’s legs remained in the hallway next to the hacksaw Petry used to cut him.
On the day of the murder, July 23, 2007, Gabriel was 12 years old and Daniel 16 years old. As mentioned, the brutal murder took place in Santa Catarina, a state in southern Brazil.
Gabriel’s brother was the first to see his corpse
Some time after Daniel killed Kuhn, Gabriel’s brother came home and saw his dead brother’s body immediately fall to his knees, crying for his mother. He screamed for help and the people nearby noticed and heard what had happened. They called the authorities and when the police arrived they found Gabriel’s body in two pieces.
Investigators later checked the site and found virtual altercations between Kuhn and Petry when they logged into Gabriel’s video game console. Later, they logged into the device as the ultimate piece of evidence.
Daniel Petry easily confessed to the murder of Gabriel Kuhn
Daniel’s arrest was not much of a problem for the police because after the officers confronted him, he confessed to all the crime without hesitation or regret.
Shockingly, he also told every gory detail he committed the afternoon of the murder. The only thing Daniel refused to admit was that he sodomized his victim.
However, Gabriel’s autopsy revealed that he had been raped several times just before his death. Although Petry told Judge Pereira during his sentencing that…
Gabriel was a coward and a thief. He now burns in hell where I sent him. And when I die, I will find him in hell and end my vengeance.
Petry also blamed Tibia’s violent nature for going mad.
Petry was jailed for just three years
After trials, the court sent Petry to a juvenile delinquency center in September the same year the murder took place. However, he was sentenced to only three years of socio-educational sentence. In the wake of the murder and Petry’s imprisonment, several Tibia players from around the world protested the shorter years Daniel was given in addition to condemning his violent murder.
Several heads of the gaming company expressed their condolences to Gabriel and his family. Some theories claim that the reason behind Daniel’s anger towards Gabriel came from the former’s attempt to shut down the latter, as Daniel had sexually assaulted Kuhn long before the day of the murder.
Where is Daniel Petry now?
The most mysterious part of Daniel and Gabriel’s case is Petry’s current what and whereabouts. His updates or better yet his existence since his release from prison have largely remained a robust cliffhanger. In the face of absolute obscurity, numerous theories have emerged regarding Daniel Petry’s life after his imprisonment.
Some believe he committed suicide after regretting what he did, while some rumors suggest Daniel is now a lawyer living like a free man. Others took it when Petry fled to some quiet country and has stayed there ever since. He is also believed to have a wife and children.
Some reports add that Petry is now a US citizen. Speaking of Petry’s Nuness, in August 2022, Many people confused a resident of Sao Paulo, Marcos Daniel Petry as the boy who mercilessly murdered his fellow neighbor in 2007.
This native of Sao Paulo, meanwhile, also got a lot of hatred and contempt for considering that he was indeed the boy who killed Kuhn. However, all assumptions turned out to be false and Marcos was not the real killer turned into a ghost name. He has not had even the slightest transgression of the law in all his life.
The more confusion Instagram, Twitter and similar platforms have created about Petry’s current identity
While Petry has fallen into complete obscurity time and time again, some aliases are popping up on institutions like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn under the name Daniel Felipe Petry. This has often scared people and is therefore occasionally fodder for tabloids and murder mystery forums. Be that as it may, Daniel’s real what-ifs since his release have long been a closed book and a mystery of immense complexity.