Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Mother gouges out 5-yr old son's eyes with a spoon because he refused to worship satan
Fernando Caleb Alvarado Rios was ordered to close his eyes out of respect with his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncles as they danced in a circle and called on Satan to reveal himself.
But when he was too scared to do so, his mother, Maria del Carmen Garcia Rios, grabbed a spoon and the entire group gouged them out.They were caught when neighbours, who had heard loud chanting, came to investigate and saw the child screaming in pain.
Today, more than two years after the incident in May 2012, a court has sentenced the group to 30 years each in jail.
Neighbour, Joaquin Arguello, told the court, that he had always thought the family were devout and deeply religious, but had not realised that they were 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.'
Policeman Benet Curiel said that they had witnessed the scene of horror inside in which the scantily clad Satanists had been hunched over the screaming boy in the kitchen and that the two women were covered in blood.
'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 he was five years old, 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.