Mother Rips Out Son's Eyes During Death Cult Ritual

Mother Rips Out Son’s Eyes During Death Cult Ritual

23 year old Carmen Rios Garcia tore out her child's eyes in a death cult ritual

On May 28th, 2012, twenty-three year old Carmen Rios Garcia of Netzahualcoyotl Mexico hollowed out her five year-old sons eyes with her bare hands and a spoon, claiming she needed to “cast out the demons”.

Garcia, accompanied by her sister and a group of eight, were participating in an “end of the world” ritual when Garcia’s five year old son refused to close his eyes. This prompted his mother to gouge them out in order to “clean him”.

The boy’s seventeen-year-old uncle then ran from the home to alert the police, who arrived to find Garcia holding the blood soaked body of her son.

Garcia, who was reported under the influence of drugs at the time, claimed the mutilation of her son was also to prevent an earthquake and to “save the world”.


The family belonged to a well-known cult called “Santa Muerto” or Saint’s Death. Santa Muerto recently had eight members charged with sacrificial murders of two 10 year old boys and a 55 year old woman.

Garcia’s son is in serious, but stable condition and his mother, along with 7 other family members are being held on charges of abuse.

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  1. Lonnie Scott

    06/25/2012 at 11:34 AM

    Well aren’t you just a ray of sunshine. That’s terrible! The shit people do and call it religion. Ugh.

  2. Wineaux

    06/25/2012 at 12:28 PM

    The saddest part of stories like these is that the people truly believe what they’re doing is right and “godly”. Religion refuses to evolve with the times, and because of that useless stupid shit like this happens.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/25/2012 at 1:20 PM

      There are images of the boy floating around the internet, and man, they’re heart/gut-wrenching. Way too gnarly for even us to post.

      I’m sure that the drugs these people were on didn’t really help the situation much.

      • Lonnie Scott

        06/25/2012 at 1:28 PM

        I’m curious what drugs cause this behavior. Bath Salts are making people crazy. Any hallucinogenic combined with religious fervor could be guilty.

        I’m glad you didn’t share those images. Good call.

    • Corey Parson

      08/27/2013 at 8:56 AM

      You know they probably told the police, “It worked, didn’t it? The world didn’t end, did it?” Sigh.

  3. Patrick hughes

    06/26/2012 at 6:37 AM

    I have a bad feeling that the whole end of the world thing is just going to get way worse. Only because of these religious nut jobs.

  4. Brian

    07/04/2012 at 3:03 PM

    Watching how people are- the end of the world would be welcomed by me.

    I also wouldn’t have to pay back my student loans. 😛

  5. Rob Meneke

    10/02/2014 at 1:29 PM

    Actually, La Santa Muerte (Saint Death, or The Holy Death) is a cult primarily by and for the Mexican drug cartels, which is why this woman would be on drugs. It’s a cult that literally worships death, primarily portrayed as a Virgin Mary statue with a skull for a face and skeletal hands.

    It actually reflects early Aztec and Mayan traditions, in which the gods were represented as skeletal, monstrous beings who wore flayed human skins and consumed blood to make the sun go around the earth.

    Frighteningly, the cult is spreading as the cartels and gangs infiltrate the United States. I visited the Oakland, California flea market a year or two ago and discovered a huge booth with images and candles of La Santa Muerte. People were perusing the wares, so there seemed to be a market for the goods. These cartels make MS-13 look like Cub Scouts.

    However, to lump all religious people as equivalent to La Santa Muerte is a bit over the top, don’t you think? Most Christians and Jews that I know are neither violent nor in favor of drug use. In addition, I classify Atheism as a religion since its fundamental dogma, that there is no intelligent force behind the universe, requires an act of faith to believe also. It is an unprovable assertion, and thus a system of belief. It also seeks to win converts through proselyting. (Many of my college professors were ardent missionaries for the Atheist faith.) The cruelest dictators in recent human history have been practitioners of this religion (Stalin, Pol Pot, Mau, Castro, et al). It occurs to me that linking violence with those who believe in deity is more than a bit ironic.

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