Same Old Story
Forgive me for being morbidly fascinated by these modern tales of true horror, but I can't help it:
"The victims testified that they were beaten with brooms and umbrellas, slashed with knives, and forced to climb stairs and take freezing showers as punishment. One victim was forced to eat dozens of chili peppers against her will, and then was forced to eat her own vomit when she couldn't keep the peppers down, prosecutors said."
The NY Times article.