Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Ahhh, the fatal stabbing...gulping the blood with gusto from a plastic cup...The righteous pony-tailed uncle/drug dealer/murderer...the betrayed wife/niece/sister back in Mexico...The booming music as the assassin "squeezes" through the bedroom window "with a large knife in his hand"...The tentative attacks with a 15-lb weight and a knife... Why are we not surprised to learn in the 25th paragraph of a 26-graph story that: "All of the adults in the home are illegal immigrants."

Just more lovely cultural enrichment from our Southern neighbors, let's not be racist by discouraging such solid, uhhhhhh, ciudadanos, from putting down roots here:

Witness: Stabbing Suspect Drank Victim's Blood--

Mauricio Mendez Lopez is sought in the stabbing death of Macario Cruz.

Published: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

BARTOW | After stabbing his roommate to death, Mauricio Mendez Lopez raised a plastic cup filled partially with the victim's blood and drank it, according to an eyewitness.

"He had a cup in his hand," Mariella Mendez, who lived with the two men, told a Bay News 9 interpreter Tuesday. "He told me, 'That dog is dead now and his life belongs to me.' "

Lopez "raised the glass in the air and said aloud, '...this is my secret,' and laughed as he ran away from the residence," according to a Bartow police report.

Lopez, who remains at large, is accused of killing 32-year-old Macario Cruz about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the house they shared at 1055 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Bartow.

Bartow police say the fatal confrontation stemmed from a love triangle where Cruz was in a relationship with Mariella Mendez, who also lives in the home with her children. She is the sister of Cruz's wife, who lives in Mexico.

Lopez, the uncle of the two women, didn't approve of the relationship. Reports say he had warned the two July 24 that he would tell Cruz's wife and Mendez's father if the affair wasn't ended.

On that same day, Lopez struck Cruz in the face with a 15-pound hand weight, then chased Cruz and Mendez from the home with a knife, police reports said.

Four days later, Lopez told Mendez he was going to kill her and Cruz in the next 15 days if they refused to end the relationship, police said.

There was no more contact with Lopez until Sunday.

Mendez told police that while she was outside she heard Lopez turn music on in his bedroom very loud.

Suddenly, Mendez said, Lopez forced his bedroom window open and squeezed through it with a large knife in his hand, lurching toward Cruz's 22-year-old brother, Juan Cruz, saying he was going to kill him.

While the younger Cruz was able to escape, he was cut by Lopez in his lower back.

That's when Lopez went into the house and Mendez heard her children scream, reports said.

"He closed the door in front," Mendez said. "I tried to go in, but I couldn't. All I heard was the children screaming, 'Please don't kill him. Uncle, please let him live. Don't kill Macario.' "

When Lopez came out of the home, he placed a knife blade to Mendez's throat and demanded her cell phone.

Fearing for her life, she gave it to him.

Before he left, Lopez got the plastic cup and scooped up blood from the floor, Bartow police said.

"In Mexico, they say that the blood he drank was so he could evade law enforcement," Mendez said. "He kept saying that his life belonged to him and that's why he had to drink it. To me, it's as if the devil was working him


A Mexican woman, who asked her name be withheld because of the nature of the event, said the ritual is known to criminal underworld elements in Mexico, especially among drug dealers.

"They do that in order to get strength," the woman said. "It's a scary thought that someone would do that. But it is out there."


Anonymous said...

This wouldn't happen if we had more sanctuary cities and a more liberal immigration policy.

Juniper in the Desert said...

No wonder the Mexicans get on so well with islamic terrorists: they both love drinking blood! Now they are getting together on the US/Mexico border, there will be an increase in vampirism.

It just shows how thin the veneer of Christianity is on the bloodthirsty Aztecs!