Monsters of Ecatepec

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Juan Carlos Hernandez
Native name
Juan Carlos Hernández
Born
Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, México
NationalityMexican
OccupationClothing seller and serial killer
Years active2012-2018
Home townEcatepec de Morelos
Criminal statusConvicted
Spouse(s)Patricia Martínez
Children4
MotiveSexual compulsion, hatred
Criminal chargeFemicide, illegal adoption and illegal inhumation of human remains
Details
Victims10-20
CountryMexico
State(s)State of Mexico
Location(s)Ecatepec de Morelos
Date apprehended
4 October 2018
Patricia Martinez
Native name
Patricia Martínez
Born
1980

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico
ResidenceEcatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico
NationalityMexican
OccupationClothing seller, housewive and serial killer
Years active2012-2018
Home townEcatepec de Morelos
Criminal statusConvicted
Spouse(s)Juan Carlos Hernández
Children4
MotiveSexual compulsion (?), retetion of partner
Criminal chargeFemicide, illegal adoption and illegal inhumation of human remains
Details
Victims10-20
CountryMexico
State(s)State of Mexico
Location(s)Ecatepec de Morelos

The "Monsters of Ecatepec" is the mediatic given to a pair of Mexican serial killers conformed by Juan Carlos Hernández [1](1985, Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán) and Patricia Hernández[2] (1980, .Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán).[3][4] The case also received the names of "The House of Horror"[5] or "The Butchers of Ecatepec".[6] Active in Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico, from 2012 to 2018. The pair are suspected to have committed between 10 and 20 murders, and have also confessed to cannibalize the bodies of their victims .[7] The pair were apprehended on October 4, 2018 when transporting human remains in a baby stroller.[8]

Background[edit]

They were both born in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, within a five-year age gap. Juan Carlos'  mother was a single mother, allegedly she often dressed him as a girl, brought men to her house and forced her son to watch her sexual encounters. Also, he declared that in his childhood he suffered sexual abuse by another woman who at the time was his caretaker.[9] When he was 10 years-old he fell from the stairs and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.[10] Patricia Martínez was born in a poor family, and was manipulative. She was diagnosed with a border intelligence disorder linked to intellectual disability. She was a prostitute at the time.[1]

The couple met in 2008, when Patricia worked as waitress in a restaurant from the State of Mexico, of which Juan Carlos was a regular client. They initiated a relationship and, although he presumed to be an "assassin", she decided to move with him.[11] The couple procreated four children during their 10-year relationship. They opened a family business where they sold clothing, perfume and cellphones.[12]

Crimes[edit]

Their first victim, according to Patricia's declaration, was a 22-year-old woman who Juan Carlos lured with job promises. In their house, Hernández conducted her to their bathroom where he raped, beheaded and dismembered her. Martínez kept their children outside the house while the murder occurred. After the murder, Martínez partially cooked the body and ate it with her husband.[11] Their second victim was a teen girl who lived next to them, who suffered an inhalants addiction , they allegedly lured her with promises of wealth. Like the first victim she was also raped, beheaded and dismembered in their bathroom. Patricia cooked the victim's body in chilli.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Prostituta y "subnormal": la novia del Monstruo de Ecatepec" [Prostitute and "subnormal": the Monster of Ecatepec´s girlfriend]. La Silla Rota (in Spanish). 10 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ Excélsior. "'Monstruo de Ecatepec' se comía a sus víctimas en carne asada". El Diario de Juárez (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  3. ^ ""The Monster of Ecatepec" and other serial killers in Mexico". newsbeezer.com. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  4. ^ "Los "monstruos" de Ecatepec son originarios de Lázaro Cárdenas" [The "monsters" of Ecatepec are originated from Lázaro Cárdenas]. La Prensa (in Spanish). 13 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ Sánchez Olmos, Pablo (6 October 2018). "La casa de los horrores mexicana" [The Mexican House of Horror]. ELMUNDO (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  6. ^ "¡Que nunca salga de la cárcel! Piden en audiencia del "Carnicero de Ecatepec"" [Never free down them from jail! Demanded in Butcher of Ecatepec´s audience]. La Prensa. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  7. ^ "Mexico serial murder couple claim 20 killings". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  8. ^ McGrath, Ciaran (2018-10-09). "Serial killer murdered 20 women before feeding remains to pets, court told". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  9. ^ Gutiérrez González, Rodrigo (9 October 2018). "Así es el "sombrío" Facebook del "Monstruo de Ecatepec"" [The "dark" Facebook page of the "Monster of Ecatepec"]. La Silla Rota (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "El "efecto gatillo" en el "monstruo de Ecatepec" - Proceso". Proceso (in Spanish). 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  11. ^ a b c De Mauleón, Héctor (2018-10-15). "El Monstruo y ella" [The Monster and her]. El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  12. ^ Nájar, Alberto (2018-10-10). "Qué se sabe del "monstruo de Ecatepec" y su pareja, los asesinos seriales de mujeres que vendían los restos de sus víctimas". BBC News Mundo. Retrieved 2018-10-20.