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Jessyka Barbosa Sampaio, 26, poses in undated photo. She was arrested in Maraba, Para in Brazil. (Newsflash)

A woman who seduced her stepson and then told the police he had accidentally shot himself has been arrested after they found he had died from a bullet to the back of his head.

Jessyka Barbosa Sampaio, 26, poses in undated photo. She was arrested in Maraba, Para in Brazil. (Newsflash)

Stepmum Jessyka Barbosa Sampaio, 26, was just four years older than victim Samuel Alves dos Reis Cavalcante, who had been taken in by her partner when he was just 14.

But the pair reportedly became lovers and Sampaio could not bear it when Samuel announced he was leaving the family home in Nucleo Nova Maraba, in the Brazilian state of Para.

She told police he had died when he shot himself in the head while he was handling a gun on 1st March.

But she was arrested and accused of murder on 15th May after an autopsy revealed Samuel had died from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to reports.

Jessyka Barbosa Sampaio, 26, poses in undated photo. She was arrested in Maraba, Para in Brazil. (Newsflash)

The police believe that Sampaio could not bear the thought of her stepson lover leaving and shot him execution style to stop him from finding someone else.

Police Chief Leandro Pontes explained: “They had a romantic relationship and on the day the victim was going to leave the house, she shot the victim from behind, shooting him in the back of the head.”

A judge granted a police a request to take Sampaio into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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