The bodies of two members of the Italian heavy metal band BEASTS OF SATAN, who were allegedly killed six years ago in a satanic sacrifice, were uncovered in a two-meter deep grave (Photo#1, Photo#2, Photo#3) in a wood in northern Italy, according to Reuters.
19-year-old Chiara Marino and 16-year-old Fabio Tollis (Photo#1, Photo#2) were last seen in January 1998 leaving a pizzeria with other members of their group. Four of the band members have been arrested for murdering the pair for a human sacrifice.
"It is a crime with a level of cruelty and savagery, with an intent to cause extreme pain through ritual activity, that I have never seen before in my career," chief investigating magistrate Antonio Pizzi told Reuters on Monday.
"There was a very specific ritual with very specific rites and at the end of that Chiara and Fabio were killed."
Italian media said witness statements showed Marino and Tollis died during a cocaine-fuelled ritual where Marino, a petite brunette, was killed under a full moon by knife plunged into her heart.
Tollis, the lead singer of the band, was killed with a hammer blow to the head when he realized the other band members were going ahead with Marino's murder and tried to stop it.
The deaths have horrified Catholic Italy, home of Vatican City, with pages of newspapers given over to descriptions of the black candles and goats' skulls decorating Marino's bedroom and witness statements of sexual violence. [Read more]
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