I read about this the other day when the news broke but at that time, it was only in reference to a boy with needles, now more information has come in and macumba is involved (must be why my macumba post picked up hits) and they have the suspect in custody, plus the int’l news is all over it.
“A Brazilian toddler found with 42 sewing needles inside him has been airlifted for emergency surgery. Doctors have rushed him to a specialist cardiac unit in Salvador after discovering two needles in the left ventricle of his heart. Police earlier said his stepfather had confessed to sticking the needles into the two-year-old boy. Roberto Carlos Magalhaes told them his mistress had told him to ritually kill the child to take revenge on his wife. Doctors plan to extract the most dangerous of the needles – but removing them all will be too risky.” – BBC (a little more here, plus video)