Cannibal trio lured women to their home under false pretenses before killing them and making pastries with their flesh
Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira butchered his victims with hammer and knife while Isabel Pires and Bruna Cristina Oliveira cut up the bodies and prepared meals out of them
According to reports, a Brazilian man, his wife, and his mistress were convicted of murdering women and stuffing their flesh into pastries that they then ate and handed out to neighbors.
According to Brazilian outlet G1, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, his wife, Isabel Pires, and his mistress, Bruna Cristina Oliveira, were sentenced to several decades in prison after being arrested in 2012 for killing at least three women. The "Cannibals of Garanhaus" were on trial for killing 31-year-old Gisele Helena da Silva and 20-year-old Alexandra Falcon Silva.
While Silveira, who has been dubbed as the "Sweeney Todd" cannibal, received a sentence of 71 years behind bars, his wife received 68 years and his mistress 71 years and 10 months on top of a previous sentence, the New York Post reports.
The notorious trio lured unsuspecting women to their residence by offering them a job as a nanny or by giving them religious advice, before slaughtering them and eating their flesh. According to multiple reports, Isabel, Silveira's wife, often stuffed the flesh in pastries called salgados and even sold some of them to neighbors. The rest of the remains were buried in the backyard of their home.
คู่รักสยอง! เสพติดการกินมนุษย์ ฆ่าเนื้อแล้วมาทำพายแจก— หลอกเหลียนชั้นหรอ (@gunnguntawit) February 18, 2015
Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira และ Isabel Cristina pic.twitter.com/bhEasP1Otz
Silveira accused his mistress of torturing him on Friday. "I’ll tell you the truth now because, in the other trial, I hid a lot in defense of Bruna. I’ve known Bruna since she was 17 and she told me she was a witch. I have no part in it. Both I and Isabel were tortured to assume that," he said, according to G1.
O caso dos 'Canibais de Garanhuns' ganhará um novo capítulo nesta sexta-feira (23). Jorge Beltrão Negromonte da Silveira, Isabel Cristina Pires da Silveira e Bruna Cristina Oliveira... https://t.co/BL0M2QnOvA— Carlos Britto (@carlosbritto1) November 22, 2018
According to the BBC, the trio carried out the killings as a "purification ritual". Law enforcement uncovered a book written by Silveira at the time of the arrests.
It was titled 'Revelations of a Schizophrenic' and it spoke about how Silveira heard voices in his head and was infatuated with killing women.
In 2014, the cannibal family was convicted of killing Jéssica Camila da Silva Pereira. While Silveira received 23 years in prison, his wife and mistress received 20 years each.