At least once a day, Robert Mackey and Paul Trucchio would pray to “the alligator god” that a human head, the only evidence of the brutal murder they committed, would be devoured by a reptile in the Everglades, two witnesses told jurors Thursday.
The witnesses, former roommates of the suspects during their 2007 stay in Volusia County, said Mackey and Trucchio each confessed to murdering Lorraine Hatzakorzian, 41, dismembering her, and tossing her head into an Everglades canal, where it was discovered near a boat ramp in western Broward County on April 28, 2007. The head was the only part of the victim’s body that was ever found, and even though no one knows where the victim met her demise, the location of her head resulted in a murder trial in Broward.
One thing both suspects did, the witnesses said, was offer prayers to a small concrete alligator.
“They used to pray to it. They used to pray to an alligator and rub its head, like a nutjob,” Caroleo said. “They said it was the alligator god. They hoped the alligator would eat the evidence. They used to joke about it all the time.
What sort of god is that? Can’t say I’m familiar with it.
Googling… ah, wonder if they mean Sobek? But that’s an Egyptian god. What’s he doing in Florida… ah, alligators. Convenient. These guys are on trial for a brutal crime, I’m not sure they need the alligator god story to make them look more insane.