A MAN accused of killing his aunt, uncle and their children aged one and four, posed for a selfie with their dismembered bodies, a court has heard.
According to reports Brazilian Patrick Nogueira had chopped up the bodies and packed them into rubbish bags.
A witness at his trial in Guadalajara, Madrid, said he saw gruesome images taken by the 19-year-old on his mobile phone.
Prosecutors told the court that Nogueira stabbed the family to death before cutting up their bodies with tree pruning shears. In an attempt to hide the crime he then put his victims in rubbish sacks.
It has been reported that he admits to the killings, but argues he is mentally disturbed and alcoholic.
Prosecutors maintain he knew exactly what he was doing, saying he is a psychopath who planned the gruesome events to such an extent that he took the rubbish bags with him.
They added that Nogueira had sent a friend in Brazil a series of WhatsApp messages about the killings along with photos of the bodies during and after the killings.
About a month later neighbors complained of a bad smell coming from the house, where authorities then found the bags with the bodies. Nogueira was arrested in 2016 and has been awaiting trial since.