Cannibal Family Ate Boy's Flesh
Cult skinned 7-year-old alive
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 20, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
Cannibals and their victims: (from left to right) mom Klara Mauerova, imposter Barbora Skrlova, 9-year-old Jakub, and mutilated 7-year-old Ondrej.   (CEN via Sun)

(Newser) – A family of Czech cannibals is on trial for hacking off pieces of a 7-year-old boy who survived the ghoulish abuse, the Sun reports. The horror unraveled last year when a neighbor’s baby monitor picked up images of the chained-up boy meant to be seen by the boy's mother.

The partially skinned boy and his 9-year-old brother were also burned and whipped. Also involved in the abuse was a 34-year-old posing as an adopted 13-year-old sister. The imposter, the boys’ mother, and other relatives are members of the Grail Movement cult and claim its leader coordinated the abuse using text messages.