Girl suffocates 5-year-old brother to death and eats his penis in black magic ritual
Authorities found the little boy's body on the floor surrounded by several candles and his 18-year-old sister standing beside his body
An 18-year-old girl from Brazil has allegedly confessed to torturing her five-year-old brother and ultimately killing him before eating his severed penis. According to reports, police officials are investigating the possibility of the crime being linked to a black magic ritual.
The police's inclination towards the heinous act being a part of a black magic ritual stems from the fact that authorities found the little boy's body on the floor surrounded by several candles. Maycon Roque's heavily mutilated body was found by his mother on Thursday night last week.
The poor child was found after a relative broke into the family house in Sao Roque, southeast Brazil, to find 18-year-old Karina standing beside the child's remains. Police detectives in charge of the investigation said that the victim's corpse was found with grotesque injuries.
According to Daily Mail, the small boy's head had been partially decapitated, along with knife wounds to his wrists. It was further reported that the boy's eyeballs had been pierced, and his feet had also been burned as part of the act. It was then that Karina admitted to having "cut off her brother's genital organs and eaten them."
Police officials said that Karina's mother had gone out shopping, and had left her young son in her daughter's care. On returning a couple of hours later, the surprised mother-of-two discovered the front door locked. Local media outlets reported that Karina refused to let her mother into the house, prompting the desperate woman to fetch her brother-in-law, who kicked the door down.
On seeing the horrific condition of her daughter's crimes, the poor mother had to be supported by neighbors after she passed out from the shock. It was also said that the suspect allegedly tried to escape when her uncle and other relatives attempted to restrain her.
Detective Anderson Góes said: "They tried to prevent her from running but she apparently became very aggressive and started throwing objects. Her uncle was hit and injured by a stone and she bit the family dog which attacked her while she was being restrained by relatives."
According to Karina's confession to the police, she admitted to luring her brother into her bedroom by pretending they were going to play a game, then suffocating him with a pillow. It was even confirmed by preliminary examinations that the child was dead before his body was brutally maimed and his body parts cannibalized.
Forensic investigators reportedly also found a burned cell phone, a memory card, a penknife and a small amount of marijuana in the house. Detective Góes said: "We believe the cell phone belongs to the suspect and was deliberately damaged by her to possibly destroy any evidence of online contacts."
"We are investigating if the child was killed during some kind of devil worshipping ritual. We want to know if the accused had links on social networks to a group of Satanists or black magic practitioners and if she was encouraged or incited by someone to commit the crime. She will also undergo tests to see if she is under the influence of drugs."
Meanwhile, the suspect has been charged with murder and the attempted murder of her uncle. She is being held in isolation in a cell at Votorantim Women's Prison in Sao Paulo and placed on suicide watch. The victim was buried on Friday morning, and no family member wanted to be identified or to comment on the tragic case.