Brazil – Brazilian trio Jorge Negromonte, 50, his wife Isabel Pires, 51, and his mistress Bruna da Silva, 25, are said to have lured the women to their house with the promise of work as a nanny before beheading, dismembering and quartering them.
The cult members then used their victims’ flesh to make stuffed pastries, known as empanadas, which they devoured themselves and sold to neighbors for 30p each police claimed.
Yesterday they appeared at court for the first time in their home town of Pernambuco, north-east Brazil, accused of murdering Jessica da Silva, Alexandra Falcao and Gisele da Silva, but did not enter pleas. However, police have previously said the alleged cannibals have confessed to killing another six unidentified people.
They allegedly killed 17-year-old Jessica da Silva in 2008, who was living with them along with her one-year-old daughter. Her innocent baby daughter was forced to eat pies made from her mother’s flesh as part of a ‘purification ritual’, it has been claimed.