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5 year old Mexican boy has his eyes gouged out by family during satanic ritual

5 year old Mexican boy has his eyes gouged out by family during satanic ritual
What compelled one family?

A 5 year old Mexican boy has had his eyes gouged out by his Mexican family during a satanic ritual to bring an end to the world.

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.

The boy’s family would be caught when neighbors, who had heard loud chanting, came to investigate and saw the child screaming in pain.

Two years since the May 2012 incident, a court sentenced the group to 30 years each in jail.

Fernando has since been given glass eyes and is now in care.

The family, from the town of Nezahualcoyotl, believed the ritual would bring them closer to Satan who could claim them as his own and save them from a deadly earthquake.

Neighbor, Joaquin Arguello, told the court, that he had always thought the family were devout and deeply religious, but had not realized that they were Satanists.

Told the neighbor: ‘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.

Reading from his notes of the encounter he said: ‘We called for an ambulance, and we were keeping the group against the wall at gunpoint and 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 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.’ 

via UK’s dailymail