United State teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl during a satanic ritual, before disfiguring her body and killing her, is on trial in Texas.
18-year-old, Jose E. Reyes reportedly murdered Corriann Cervantes, 15, in a vacant apartment in southeast Houston in February this year.
Another 16-year-old boy who has been charged over the incident is expected to stand trial in January.
In opening statements in court today, prosecutors said the two boys hoped to form a pact with the devil by disfiguring Cervantes.
During the ritual, the boys are alleged to have strangled her, carved an inverted crucifix into her stomach, and gouged her eyes out. Remnants of a toilet lid used to hit her were found embedded in her skin. Her body was later discovered in an apartment on 8 February.
In an exclusive interview with ABC13 Eyewitness News, Reyes admitted that he and his alleged accomplice took drugs with Cervantes on the night in question, but said they left before she died.
Reyes denied he was a Satanist and said he was a Christian, but admitted to being curious about the devil when he was younger.