A drunken man who shot his lifelong friend in the head, before chopping off his penis for his dog to eat, is facing life imprisonment.
Killer Mario Alberto Lizalde Reyes was so distraught with grief the morning after his intoxicated act of gruesome savagery that he confessed his horrific crime to the police as soon as he sobered up.
Reyes, 25, revealed that he had been out walking with his dog and best friend Mario Hernandez Banda, 24, when an argument erupted before escalating into what Reyes describes as a “punishment” killing.
The Mirror reports that the murder happened in the neighborhood of Parajes de San Isidro, in the city of Ciudad Juarez, in the north-central Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Reyes has accused his dead friend, Banda, of provoking the deadly argument by attempting to touch him “in a sexual way.”
“We were both drunk and he tried touching me in a sexual way. After pushing him off, he went to urinate in an alley so I followed him, pulled out my gun and shot him in the head.
“I then took his knife off him and chopped off his penis as punishment and put it in a bag.
“But my dog was next to me and was sniffing at it so I decided to give it to him and he ate it.”
Leaving his best friend’s bloody body slumped like a sack of rubbish in a backstreet alley, Reyes decided to continue walking his dog before retiring home to sleep off the alcohol.
The next morning, a sober Reyes was tormented by what he had done and handed himself over voluntarily to the authorities. A police spokesman said at first Reyes appeared reluctant to tell the full story but soon confessed to killing his best friend.
“He came in covered in cuts and bruises and said he had fought with his stepfather. He then admitted killing his best friend and said that although his friend had tried sexually assaulting him, he was still a human being and didn’t deserver to die.”
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