During their interrogations, the two remorseless killers claimed that Tanya’s spell had set fire to their eyes and that strange beasts had been sent to haunt them.
Shortly after the slaying, Tanya was sued by the wife of attacker Sasha Lebyodkin for “putting a hex on my husband and destroying him.” In the eyes of most people in northern Benin, a French-speaking African nation, babies who are not born headfirst are deemed to be witches or sorcerers.
In 2007, pharmacist Mustafa Ibrahim was beheaded for practicing magic after he walked into a bathroom holding the Quran.
Armed with hammers and knives, the duo broke into the Tarasova family home on the evening of February 22, 1997.He insisted on being called “His Excellency President Professor Dr.Al-Haji Yahya Jammeh.” The elderly made up the majority of those accused, and it’s uncertain how many were murdered due to such insane beliefs.Upon their arrival, they encountered 44-year-old Carlos Alberto Amarillo waiting patiently in the street, Bible in hand. He reported to the dispatcher that he had “assassinated” two females inside the home.As police entered the master bedroom, they found Estrella lying on a bed with a pillow over her face.