TWO lovers chopped up a man to use his fingerprints to access his mobile to steal £60,000 from his bank account, prosecutors allege.
Security worker Maria Malveiro, 19, and 23-year-old nurse Mariana Fonseca are accused of throwing Diogo Goncalves’ torso into the sea- but keeping hold of his head.
Gruesome details about the 21-year-old’s murder and the disposal of his body parts emerged as prosecutors in Portugal prepare to put the pair on trial.
They allegedly kept his head, forearms, hands and feet for five days after murdering him and throwing his torso into the sea.
The indictment says they were accused of chopping off Diogo’s fingers to access his bank account from his mobile, Portuguese daily Correio da Manha reports.
Malveiro is said to have admitted to an Algarve judge who questioned her after the crime they were inspired by US police series Dexter.
Michael C Hall stars as a forensic technician leading a double life as a vigilante serial killer in the show.
Diogo was strangled to death on March 18 and the woman allegedly threw his torso into the sea from cliffs in the Algarve town of Sagres
Four days later they used a print from a finger they had cut off his right hand to access his mobile and transfer the cash, then waited another 24 hours to dump the rest of his body.
The indictment says they spent the three days between March 20 and 23 sending messages from his Facebook account to fool colleagues and friends into believing he was still alive.
They will be tried for a string of crimes including murder, desecrating a body, computer fraud and using a stolen vehicle.
Jornal de Noticias reported Malveiro took advantage of the fact Diogo was attracted to her her to give him an orange juice laced with sedative Diazepam after promising him a lap dance at his home.
The pair then allegedly strangled him and dismembering him.
Reports at the time claimed the women allegedly tried to make it look as if he had killed himself by leaving the car overlooking the sea in Cape St Vincent in Sagres.
Investigators reportedly suspected they bungled after throwing the torso because it failed to land in the water and ended up on dry land, leaving vital clues.