Footage shows Canadian man, 41, begging for his life minutes before he is lynched by a Peruvian mob in the Amazon rainforest 'for shooting dead a respected elderly shaman'
A Canadian man studying hallucinogenic medicine in the Amazon rainforest has been killed by a Peruvian mob, who blame him for murdering a respected elderly shaman. Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, traveled to Peru to study natural medicine and to seek enlightenment. However his journey towards 'deeper meaning' took a dark turn when he allegedly shot Indigenous healer Olivia Arevalo Lomas, 81, dead. Arevalo, a member of the Shipibo-Konibo tribe in the village of Victoria Gracia in northeast Peru, was killed on Thursday by two fatal shots. The beloved shaman ran a lucrative healing center that offered ayahuasca - an Indigenous hallucinogenic mixture - to Westerners, according to CBC. Woodroffe is believed to be one of her patients. Peruvian authorities describe Woodroffe as her killer. Source