Spanish Porn Star Charged in Ceremonial Toad Venom Murder

A Spanish porn actor Nacho Vidal has been charged with murder on the death of a fashion photographer who died after inhaling toad venom, reports said.

Vidal whose real name is Ignacio Jorda Gonzalez, 47, was one of three people arrested in connection with the July 2019 death of Jose Luis Abad.

According to the Spanish newspaper Las Provincias, Abad died after inhaling dehydrated venom from an endangered toad as part of a “ritual” over which Vidal was presiding as a shaman.

The venom from the rare toad was found in northern Mexico and the southern US, was used by some as a psychedelic drug — and Vidal gave it to Abad to try to cure his cocaine addiction, the newspaper said.

Vidal’s lawyer Daniel Salvador has declined to comment on the case when contacted by CNN on Friday. 

However, Salvador told CNN in June 2020 that the death was a “tragic accident” and that his client “was not responsible.”


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