Cannibal Couple And Mistress Cooked People, Made Pies And Sold Them
A 'cannibal' woman, her husband and his mistress have gone on trial in Brazil accused of killing women and cooking them to make pies which they ate and sold to neighbours.
The three were arrested in April 2012 in the city of Garanhuns and police say they confessed to the crimes.
Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, his wife Isabel Cristina Pires and mistress Bruna Cristina Oliveira da Silva, who lived with the couple, allegedly lured women to their house by promising them a job as a nanny.
At the time of their arrest they told police they belonged to a sect that preached 'the purification of the world and the reduction of its population'.
A young child who lived with the man and wife was also fed the pastries.
Shortly after their arrest, police found a 50-page book titled Revelations Of A Schizophrenic, written by Silveira.
In it, he said he heard voices and was obsessed with killing women.
The G1 news site quoted Silveira as saying during the trial's opening: 'I committed a horrible, monstrous mistake. It was a moment of extreme weakness and brutality that I regret.'