Friday, December 18, 2009

Man Stabs Son With 42 Needles As Revenge On His Wife

What the hell is wrong with people? No, seriously. Have people really gone mad?

A Brazilian man has confessed to sticking 42 needles into his two-year-old former stepson one by one during black magic rituals over many weeks as a way to exact revenge on his ex-wife, the AP reports.

Roberto Carlos Magalhaes, 30, said he stuck two to three needles into the little boy's neck, torso and legs -- two of the needles were piercing his heart and another perforated his lung. Roberto told police that a woman (his jumpoff named Angelina) went into a trance and would command him to insert the needles into the boy's body.

"He did that for revenge, to get back at his wife. His mistress told him to kill the child through a macabre ritual," said Helder Fernandes Santana, the police chief in the village of Ibotirama, in northeastern Brazil.

The boy was airlifted to hospital, where doctors plan to remove the most dangerous of the needles, but others would have to remain inside the body because removing them was too risky.

Three people, including the Roberto and Angelina, have been arrested.


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