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Man Murders Friend, Drinks His Blood

Man Murders Friend, Drinks His Blood

Mauricio Mendez Lopez

Associated Press

August 05, 2010

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) – Authorities in central Florida have a man in custody they say stabbed a friend to death and then drank his blood.

Mauricio Mendez Lopez is accused of killing Macario Cruz in a house they shared in Bartow.

Police said they believe Lopez stabbed Cruz to death because he was having an affair with his sister-in-law, Mariella Mendez. Lopez is the uncle of Mendez and Cruz’s wife.

A police report shows the men had an argument in which Lopez struck Cruz in the face with a 15-pound dumb bell. He then allegedly threatened to kill them both unless the relationship ended.

Authorities say Lopez returned later and stabbed him to death. She told police Lopez left with a plastic cup in his hand that appeared to hold blood. She said he drank from the cup in a strange ritual from their native Mexico.

Lopez was taken into custody late Wednesday and is in the Polk County Jail with no bond.

Copyright Associated Press, Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    vsp_lowe

    almost 4 years ago

    2956 Comments

    WEll the is just Plain sick, I hope that old sparkie gets a hold of him and fries this guy like bacon!!!

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    MarlyB

    almost 4 years ago

    5010 Comments

    "She said he drank from the cup in a strange ritual from their native Mexico." A strange ritual from "their native Mexico"??? Doubt it. Without facts, this sensational reportage looks a little too convenient to take seriously. My guess nutcase Lopez was making up his OWN ritual as he went along. His time in prison is going to be ROUGH.

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    taterhead

    almost 4 years ago

    120 Comments

    THINGS WILL ONLY GET WORSE

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    Drake13

    almost 4 years ago

    4794 Comments

    Yuck.

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    184retired

    almost 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    It does say it is a ritual in native Mexico....Keep those borders open real normal group of people

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    This is just plain sick!!! he needs to be put down like the rabid animal he is!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    This is just plain sick!!! he needs to be put down like the rabid animal he is!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    dinapooh

    almost 4 years ago

    532 Comments

    Nasty

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    Mark508

    almost 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    WTF? Just when I think people can't get any crazier, I am proven wrong. WOW!!!!!!

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    Eilene

    almost 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    WTH, this is so totally disgusting made me want to lose my cookies when I first read the article!!!!!!

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    myisabellab

    almost 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Disgusting, glad he was caught!

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    eisenschenk117

    almost 4 years ago

    216 Comments

    WHAT??? Completey disgusting.

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10578 Comments

    LOL uncledennis1 aka ChiefPimpin.

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    IowaNinersFan

    almost 4 years ago

    20400 Comments

    It's Count Dracula in the flesh.

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    dominicano_soy

    almost 4 years ago

    848 Comments

    Only in the crazy county I work for.

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