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Madman beats girlfriend and her daughter to death with hammer because he thought they were witches: officials
NEW YORK (TIP): Estrella Castaneda, 56, and her daughter Lina, 25, were found dead in a home on 87th St. in East Elmhurst early Wednesday, January 29th. Carlos Amarillo, Estrella’s boyfriend, was charged with murder. Lina’s 4-year-old daughter was removed from the home. The girl was present during the attack, according to police. A Queens’s madman used a hammer to beat his girlfriend and her adult daughter to death Wednesday after becoming convinced they were witches who performed voodoo and cast spells on him, authorities said.
“I killed them because they are witches,” Carlos Alberto Amarillo, 44, allegedly told cops after they nabbed him outside the East Elmhurst home. “I want the police to kill me.”Police who responded to the address after a 911 call from Amarillo saw him walking from the door to the street carrying a Bible, officials said. “I killed them,” he allegedly told cops. “I killed them.” Amarillo was held on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.