Mexican boy blinded in a satanic ritual
The child’s mother – Maria del Carmen Garcia Rios, 28, above – and and five relatives have each been jailed for 30 years for using a spoon to to gouge out his eyes.
According to this report, five-year-old Fernando Rios was blinded in a bizarre satanic ritual by his mother, aunt, two uncles and grandparents when he refused to close them as they attempted to summon the devil, calling on him to end the world and claim them for his own.
Neighbours disturbed by the screams and chanting investigated and discovered Rios, her sister and two brothers and her parents engaged in the ritual in the poor Nezahualcoyotl area near Mexico city.
A court heard the six danced and cavorted and were told to close their eyes so they didn’t look at the devil when he arrived. They then attacked the terrified boy for disobeying.
Neighbour Joaquin Arguellor told the court he thought the family were devout and deeply religious, not Satanists. He said:
We could hear screaming and we were banging on the door but nobody was answering, then a police patrol came past and one of the women who was with us ran into the road to flag it down, and officers forced their way inside.
Officer Benet Curiel said they witnessed a scene of horror inside.
Scantily-clad satanists were hunched over the screaming boy in the kitchen and the two women were covered in blood:
We called for an ambulance and kept the group against the wall at gunpoint away from the boy.
I asked one of the women what was going on and she told me her name was Carmen Rios Garcia, and that the boy was her son.
She identified him as Fernando Caleb Alvarado Rios, and said that she and her sister Lizbeth had done it.
She admitted that she had told him repeatedly to close his eyes and when he had told her ‘No, I do not want to close them’ she had ordered the others to help remove his eyes.
The youngster has since been given glass eyes which Mexican health officials said would be constantly replaced as he grew older.
Hat tip: Angela K.