Jorge Beltrao Negromonte was jailed for 23 years for the murder of three young women. Not only did Negromonte kill the women, he also made meat pasties from their flesh.
The cannibal, who was a university professor, also ate human flesh, sauteed with onions and oregano, or made the meat into a stew with vegetables.
Negromonte, 54, was reported to have butchered one woman in front of her 18-month-old daughter, then fed the toddler pieces of her dead mother for lunch the next day.
When confronted with his crime, he said he saw no difference eating human flesh and tucking into some beef. So he stuffed plenty of the former into the pasties known as empadas. He sold them on the streets close to his home in Garanhuns, northern Brazil.
According to reports by Daily Record, the serial killer has not savoured the “succulent” taste of human flesh for at least three years.
Matt Roper, who was in conversation with the flesh-eater, said that regardless his shaved head and cold stare and distracting lip-licking habit, the cannibal is far from the bloodthirsty monster everyone expects.
The murderer said: “For people to be safe, i need to be in here. If i were let out as i am today, i could kill another one. Human meat, for me, is no different to beef.”
Investigations reveal that Negromonte, his wife Isabel Cristina Pires, 54, and mistress Bruna Cristina da Silva, 24, formed a religious sect together. They ate women believing it would cleanse the victims of their sins.
The gang believed that the girls would give birth to ‘thieves and lowlives’, and together they practised what they called ‘population control’, luring young women to their homes and murdering them.
Negromonte said: “The women would prepare the meat. I can’t remember if we ever fried it like steak. I did buy a mincing machine for Bruna (the mistress), but I’m not sure if she used it.”
“The meat would last for three or four days. We would have it for lunch and dinner until it was all gone.”
Negromonte is one of 997 criminals crammed into Desembargador Augusto Duque prison, which was built to house just 144 inmates in the mud-brick town of Pesqueira.
The convict normally shares his five bed cell with 33 other prisoners.