Sources say a Queens, New York, man, Carlos Amarillo, fatally beat his girlfriend, 56-year-old Estrella Castaneda, and her daughter, Lina Castaneda 26 with a hammer on Wednesday. The murders occurred allegedly after Amarillo became convinced that the women were witches who performed voodoo and cast spells on him. Amarillo told authorities that he killed them because they were witches. The 44-year-old allegedly told cops “I want the police to kill me.” Officers responded to the East Elmhurst, New York, address after a 911 call described Amarillo walking from the door to the street carrying a Bible. “I killed them,” he allegedly told cops. “I killed them.”
Cops said the older woman was found with a pillow over her face, lying on her back in one bedroom of the house, while the younger woman lay face down, with injuries to her head and a bloody hammer next to her body. Her 7-year-old daughter was unharmed in another bedroom of the house.