Cannibal Family Ate Boy's Flesh

Cult skinned 7-year-old alive
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
Cannibal Family Ate Boy's Flesh
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)

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. (More Czech Republic stories.)

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