‘Goddess of Love’ killed husband’s secret lovechild and fed baby to him in stew

An evil murderer killed her husband's secret lovechild and served it to him in a stew.

Michaella McCollum, one of the infamous Peru Two criminals, told the horrifying story of how one of her fellow inmates came to be locked up in the South American country.

McCollum, from Northern Ireland, and her Scottish pal, Melissa Reid, hit headlines in 2013 when they were jailed after 11kg of cocaine were found in their luggage at Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.

The pair's youthful looks and prison sentences – six years and eight months each – made them instantly famous in the UK and Peru, but nothing could have prepared them for what they faced when they were locked up in Ancon 2 Prison in Peru's capital Lima.

One of the first people they encountered was 'la Diosa del Amor,' translated in Spanish as 'the Goddess of Love'.

McCollum said the killer was 6ft tall and a "terrifying sight, with tattoos across every inch of skin, including her face".

She reportedly had dark teardrops running from under her eyes, a prison code meaning she had killed people.

McCollum continued: "On her arms and legs were clear wounds from self-harming and, I guessed, stabbings. She smelled terrible."

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'The Goddess of Love' held up a newspaper with McCollum and Reid's pictures on the front. She uttered the word 'famosa,' Spanish for 'famous', to the pair before kissing the picture and exiting the room.

After leaving the room, the British pair heard her story, although McCollum said she wished they had not.

She continued: "Her husband had had an affair and had a baby with his girlfriend. La Diosa had found out, but didn't say anything to him and carried on as normal.

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"One night he came home from work and she fed him a stew, like she often did. But this tasted different.

"'What meat is this?' the husband asked. 'Yours,' she replied. She'd murdered the girlfriend, killed the nine-week-old baby and served it up in a dish.

"If we didn't feel sick before, we did now. How the hell were we on the same planet as a monster like that, let alone sharing a prison?"

McCollum and Reid were both released from prison in 2016 and returned to the UK.

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The paid were caught trying to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine to Ibiza, having been employed by a drug gang to export the narcotics.

McCollum has spoken extensively about her time in prison and wrote a book titled You'll Never See Daylight Again.

She has now told a BBC documentary about her experiences in the cockroach-infested jail in Peru.

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The British woman told High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule about how she tried to deal with the cockroaches, saying: "They would hide during the day, and when I would get into bed you would hear them crawling up.

"I used to cover myself with a sheet and hope they didn't crawl on me. I was really paranoid because I felt like my skin was crawling all the time.

"I went to see the prison doctor and he basically said I was crazy because I felt like there was things on me but there wasn't. Basically, I was really losing it."

The pair decided to confess to receive a reduced sentence. McCollum is now a mum of twins in her native Northern Ireland and took to Instagram to thank people for their support.

She insists her prison experiences changed her as she learned Spanish working in the jail beauty salon.

McCollum added: "I made a dreadful mistake and I regret it, but what prison taught me made me who I am today and that’s a better person than I would have been otherwise."

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