Brazil Man Says Needles Were Meant to Kill Stepson

BRASILIA, Brazil  —  The 2-year-old boy who had nearly three dozen sewing needles shoved into his body by his stepfather is expected to undergo one more surgery this week, doctors before-mentioned Monday.

A day succeeding a jailed Brazilian man admitted in a television interview he wanted to kill the boy to spite his wife, doctors said they be pleased try to remove three needles from the boy’sitting abdominal part steady Wednesday.

The boy is recovering spring from a five-hour operation Friday to remove four rusty needles that were adjoining his courage and in his lungs.

He is expected to undergo a third surgery in the near future at the Ana Nery hospital where he is subsistence treated in the northeastern city of Salvador, said hospital spokeswoman Susy Moreno.

Speaking from his cell phone Sunday, 30-year-old bricklayer Roberto Carlos Magalhaes told through what mode he doped the child with wine mixed in moisten, then stuck needles into his body while his lover held the stripling down.

“I did this two or three times a week for the time of one month,” Magalhaes reported in an interview with Globo TV’sitting “Fantastico” program from a jail in the northeastern state of Bahia.

The boy was too drunk from the wine mixture to exclamation while the needles were centre of life pushed in, but he felt pain afterward the alcohol wore over, Magalhaes said.

“It was truly an intolerable suffering,” he declared. “It was to go in the rear at the boy’s mother. I study the needles would operate their way through his body and slaughter the boy. It was a direction of motion to kill free from anyone discovering.”

But the pain led the toddler to complain to his spring, and attached Dec. 10 she took him to a hospital where X-rays revealed in regard to 30 needles lodged through every part of his body.

Moreno reported hundreds of people transversely Brazil had contacted the facility to make investigation well-nigh the stripling.

“Many people are coming through to bring Christmas presents,” she before-mentioned. “Many are also calling us to express their insult. … The support has been incredible.”

Along through Magalhaes, police believe his lover, Angelina Ribeiro dos Santos, was moreover seeking revenge on Magalhaes’ wife.

The bricklayer told detectives that dos Santos would enter into trances and bestow him commands to insert the needles, police superintendent Helder Fernandes Santana reported.

Magalhaes and dos Santos were both arrested, though in no degree charges had been filed. They were taken to an undisclosed location during the term of their own defence after a vulgar herd threw stones at the police station at which place they were inmost nature held.

Dos Santos is not believed to be a portion of any religious or undetected group, and authorities believe the pair came up through the idea on their own.

The male child’sitting name is not actuality released because of his age.

Local media reported Monday that another 2-year-old boy was being treated in the northern state of Maranhao back having nine needles found in his body. Police were investigating the circumstances of the case.

December 19 2009 10:27 am | Health News

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