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A man living in Brazil who liked to wear a top hat and cape and scavenged in bins for a living murdered his friend before butchering him and drinking his blood as part of a suspected Satanic ritual.
Andre Soares Ferreira, 39, stabbed Antonio Carlos Pires de Lima, 33, to death with a pair of scissors while he was asleep on a sofa in a squat before chopping him up, burning him and drinking his blood.
It is believed Ferreira, who had been in custody since October last year, covered Antonio's mouth with a motorcycle-glove-clad hand while he used his other hand to stab him to death with a pair of gold-handled scissors.
Ferreira also skinned Antonio's head and removed his skull, which has never been recovered.
On Monday, April 18, the Jury Court of Samambaia, an administrative district in Brazil, gave Ferreira 28 years in "reclusion", after finding him guilty of killing, mutilating, and burning Antonio before drinking his blood.
The motivations behind Ferreira's gruesome attack are unclear, and it's unknown if the two men had any disagreement with each other which could have triggered the savage murder.
The macabre nature of the killing and its apparent ritual behind it also remains unclear, however, local media noted that the victim was the same age Jesus was commonly believed to have been when he died.
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At the crime scene, investigators found graffiti with Jesus' name, drawings of a demon, the number '666' and a DVD cover for a horror series in the run-down building.
During his trial, Ferreira appeared to be articulate and up to speed with legal jargon. He denied the charges against him, but admitted some strange details such as enjoying walking around wearing a cape and top hat.
In addition to the 28 years, Ferreira was also handed one year and six months in detention, which is a lighter imprisonment served in a semi or semi open system, and a fine worth 38 days' wages.
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