Texas Police Arrest 12 People for Alleged Animal Ritual Killings

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested 12 people near San Antonio after receiving calls that animals were being sacrificed. Deputies found multiple “body parts” in the garage of a home on the west side of Bexar County.

Bexar Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Elizabeth Gonzales told the San Antonio Express-News, “It appears that they were having some sort of unknown ritual. They were speaking a different language the officer did not recognize.”

Gonzalez explained the responding deputy is fluent in English and Spanish.

When deputies arrived they found more than a dozen people inside the garage. One woman was cutting up “body parts,” the local newspaper reported. Deputies said another person was draining the blood from a chicken into a container.

Deputies found further evidence of animal cruelty including goat heads and more chickens, Gonzales explained. She said deputies arrested approximately a dozen people who will be charged with misdemeanor cruelty to non-livestock animals.

Police did not disclose what type of ritual may have been performed or any information about the suspects.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGab, and Facebook.



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