A Brazilian teen was arrested and charged with murder after she confessed to torturing her little brother before killing him and eating his genitals.
The New York Post reports 18-year-old Karina Roque was discovered by her mother on Friday when she walked in on her daughter standing next to her son, five-year-old Maycon’s body. Investigators said they discovered that the boy was severely mutilated and his body was surrounded by candles. Maycon’s body had knife wounds on his wrist, his head was nearly decapitated and his feet were burned.
Prior to the gruesome murder, Karina’s mother left the boy in her care while she went shopping. When she discovered the horrific sight of her son, she fainted and Karina attempted to flee the scene when her male relatives tried to restrain her.
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Police say the teen hit her uncle with a stone and bit the family dog when she was restrained by her family members. During her police interview, Karina told them that she lured her brother into her room by telling them that they were going to play a game. When he entered her room, the teen pretended to play the game with him then suffocated him with a pillow.
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Detective Anderson Góes told FocusOn that he suspects Karina could have been linked to a group that focuses on human sacrifices.
“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.”
The teen was charged with her brother’s murder and attempted murder. She is currently being held in solitary confinement at the Votorantime Women’s Prison in Sao Paolo.
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