DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A “Santeria” shrine was discovered in the Florida jail cell of a man accused of killing his wife and her two young children.
Local news outlets are reporting that Daytona Beach jail officials found drops of apparent blood on pictures of Luis Toledo’s wife, Yessenia Suarez and her children, 8 and 9. They were killed in 2013.
Jail records and depositions say the shrine included a newspaper clipping with a red mark through the name of Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano. A nose and eyes were drawn in red on a cast Toledo took from his hand. A deposition says the items found March 27 were arranged in a ritualistic way, possibly “Santeria.” Santeria is a religious tradition of African origin that spread through Latin America.
Toldeo’s next hearing is set for May 18.
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