Queens Man Confesses to Killing Two Women With Hammer Because They Were ‘Witches’


Carlos Amarillo has been charged with fatally beating his girlfriend, Estrella Castaneda, and her adult daughter, Lina, with a hammer last night at the home they shared, telling police in a confession that he thought the women were witches "doing voodoo on him." Lina's 7-year-old daughter was present at the time, but not physically harmed. It's the second brutal Queens multiple homicide in less than a week, after a jealous husband allegedly stabbed his wife and two young daughters to death on Friday.