I debated whether to post this or not. However seeing as so many people at one time or another have been accused of being "sick" for building Halloween props, this just proves that the world is a much sicker place than where I EVER want to go with my art.
Please do not flame this, and I'll even give you a chance to turn away:
DISCLAIMER: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY AFFECTED BY MAN'S MONSTROSITY!!
I don't have a weak stomach as I deal in gore for Halloween props and special effects. I clicked on a link in Yahoo's news today and a link brought me to tears- maybe because I have a five yr old...
To save you from going to the links (which will continue to terrorize me throughout today), I'll summarize and leave out much stomach turning details...
Step father Roberto Carlos Magalhaes living in Brazil is a 30-year-old bricklayer and was arrested by police.
Seems he shoved (42) 2" sewing needles into his 2 yr old toddler stepson.
Why? The excuse he claimed is not believed by authorities. He claims his current wife commanded him to after entering a trance-like state through her religion. By inserting them into the boy they would somehow allow them to be together.
The police believe he is taking revenge on the mother through the child. The claims are also plainly false because the religion he named is against harm.
The boy is now at a hospital. One needle punctured his heart and may have to have surgery if bleeding starts. Two other needles were close to his heart, one was embedded in a lung and others were dangerously close to vital organs.
Seems the Brazilians have no fondness for these people. They had to be removed to a safe location after being taken into custody and a huge crowd surrounded the car and began throwing stones and anything else they could find.
Now I was raised in a loving household where we were taught to have compassion. But this is an example of TRUE EVIL.
May God forgive me when I say this guy deserves to ROT IN HELL!
After all that, if you still want links: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091218/...il_boy_needles