A teenage girl in Brazil has allegedly confessed to torturing her five-year-old brother to death before eating his severed penis. Police are investigating the possibility that the crime was linked to a black magic ritual because the body was found on the floor surrounded by several candles.
Maycon Roque’s heavily mutilated body was found by his mother last Thursday night 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.
Detectives said the victim’s corpse was found with grotesque injuries. His head had been partially decapitated, there were knife wounds to his wrists, both eyeballs had been pierced, his feet had been burned.
Karina then allegedly claimed she had ‘cut off her brother’s genital organs and eaten them.’ According to police, Karina’s mother had gone out shopping, leaving her son in the daughter’s care.
When she returned a couple of hours later, she discovered the front door locked.
Local media reports that Karina refused to let her mother in, prompting the desperate woman to fetch her brother-in-law, who kicked the door down.
They horrific scene was so macabre that the mother, who police have not named, had to be supported by neighbours after she passed out from the shock. The suspect allegedly tried to escape when her uncle and other relatives attempted to restrain her.
Police say Karina later admitted that she lured her brother into her bedroom by pretending they were going to play a game, then suffocated him with a pillow.
Preliminary examinations indicate the child was dead before his body was brutally maimed and his body parts cannibalized.
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. No family member wanted to be identified or to comment on the tragic case.