Roberto Carlos Magalhaes - Man Stuck 50 Needles In Young Boy
Gessivald Alves, the ex-stepfater of the boy who was admitted the the a Brazillian hospital after having over 50 sewing needles injected into his body has confessed to the crime.
Gessivaldo Alves stuck the needles into his then stepson because he believed he could have been a victim of a black magic ritual. The injection of needles was to purify the young boy and counteract the the black magic curse upon him.
The boys mother and father, Maria Souza Santos and Gessivaldo Alves, said that they suspected Mr. Magalhaes of being involved with Black Magic. She was quoted as saying, "My son didn't like to go out with Roberto. I didn't think he was capable of doing something bad to him."
X-rays taken by doctors, and shown on Brazil's Globo news network's website, clearly show dozens of needles deep in his body, some clustered near his lungs and others in his abdomen, neck and legs.
Surgeons had planned to operate on the boy but cancelled the surgery after deciding it was too dangerous, Dr Fabio Contelle at the hospital in Barreiras town said in an interview with Globo TV. The boy was moved to Barreiras from the smaller hospital in Ibotirama after doctors realized the seriousness of his condition.