A hitwoman for one of Mexico’s most notorious cartels has made a stunning confession from her California jail cell: she claims to have had intercourse with beheaded corpses and drank their blood.
Mexican media reports that 28-year-old Juana – also known as ‘La Peque’ (the little one) – of the ruthless Zetas cartel made the admission from a Baja, California prison.
Juana said: ‘Ever since I was a little girl I was a rebel, and then became a drug addict and an alcoholic.’
Juana was born in Hidalgo, near Mexico City. She became pregnant at 15 by a man 20 years her senior.
To support herself and her child, she worked as a prostitute – until delving into the dangerous cartel world.
Juana said she got her start as a ‘halconeo’ – a lookout for police and army patrols, according to Central European news.
Her job entailed standing at a lookout point for eight hours at a time. If she failed, Juana said she was tied up and fed a single taco per day.
During her time working for the cartel she bore witness to a host of gruesome moments, including a man’s head being smashed open with a mace.
‘I remember feeling sad and thinking I did not want to end up like that,’ said Juana.