A Brazilian mother and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son’s penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.
Mum Rosana Cândido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, of Brazil, stabbed the boy over a dozen times and removed all the skin from his face before butchering his body.
The pair were said to have even used a knife to try to gouge out the boy’s eyeballs to prevent possible recognition.
They bodged a bid to burn some of him on a barbecue so stuffed his remains in a suitcase dumped in a sewer, police said.
Other parts were found in two backpacks at their home in Brazil.
The lovers are said to have confessed all to horrified cops in Samambaia, about 20 miles from capital Brasilia.
They face homicide, torture and concealing a corpse charges.
The women are also accused of tearing off Cândido’s son Rhuan’s penis a year ago during horrifying home-made surgery.
The two women are said to have told investigators they used “rudimentary tools” because Rhuan “wanted to become a girl.”
Local reports say: “After removing his penis, the women said they sewed an improvised version of the female organ onto the mutilated area.”
Cândido reportedly claimed the lad was a “burden” and a hindrance to her relationship with Pessoa.
She also “felt hatred and no love” for him because he reminded her of father, who allegedly abused her.
Rhuan’s dad, who lives in Acre, is said to have told officers that Cândido run away with the boy five years ago when he lost custody.
She then went to live with Pessoa and her daughter, who, now aged nine, has been put into care.
Police chief Guilherme Melo said that the cruelty of the crime had shocked hardened investigators.
“She killed her son, quartered, decapitated, plucked the skin and tried to get rid of the body. It was a very terrible case,” he told O Tempo.