Brazilian toddler hospitalized with 42 needles stuck in him

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BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) - Brazilian doctors say they have found 42 sewing needles in the body of a 2-year-old boy. They airlifted him to another hospital Wednesday night because two needles are stuck close to his heart.

Some of the needles were also stuck in the boy's lungs.

The boy's stepfather has been arrested after confessing to sticking the needles into the boy with the help of a woman. Authorities are investigating whether black magic was involved.

The boy was admitted to a hospital Sunday.

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