Feb 3, 2016

Cops arrest Santeria “priest” with human bones

Daniel Tepfer
February 3, 2016
BRIDGEPORT — Wielding the threat of dark magic, a suspect arrested in a drug probe kept an East Side neighborhood virtually captive, afraid to complain about him, police said.
Felix “Cuba” Delgado, who was already being sought by Massachusetts police for grave robbing, was arrested Tuesday afternoon — but officers weren’t prepared for what they found in his Hallett Street basement.
“We found two human skulls and bones that appear to have come from the remains of two people,” said Police Capt. Armando Perez. “This was like nothing we had ever seen before.”
What is Santeria?
Perez said they found altars throughout the first-floor apartment and basement, many covered in blood.
“Delgado is a high priest in the Santeria religion and practices the dark arts,” Perez said. “People in the neighborhood are either from Puerto Rico or the West Indies, where this religion is practiced and they were afraid to say anything against Delgado for fear he would put a curse on them.”
Along with the human remains, police found ominous carved figurines, candles, antlers, flowers, miniature coffins, bottles of rum, religious statues and chicken carcasses scattered about Delgado’s murky field-stone basement. Strange symbols depicting stars, the moon and a skull were also drawn in pale chalk on the cellar’s floor.

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