A woman and her daughter were brutally beaten to death in Queens this morning. According to cops, 56-year-old Estrella Castaneda and 25-year-old Lina Castaneda were found around 12:15 a.m. in their 87th Street home, near Astoria Boulevard, bludgeoned to death with a hammer. Carlos Amarillo, 44, who is believed to be Estrella's boyfriend, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

"Around midnight we heard loud hammering. It was loud. I work in construction so I know what a hammer sounds like. I can’t believe it was the sound of someone getting hit. It sounded like someone was swinging that hammer hard," neighbor Camilo Alvarez told the Post.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A 7-year-old girl, believed to be Lina's daughter, was found unharmed in the apartment by cops. "I saw police taking out the daughter," neighbor Steve Perez told the News. "She was wrapped up in a big coat. She looked scared. She was all hugged up with her arms and legs around the cop."

"They were a quiet family," he added. "I'd always see them walking down the street to do laundry or to go to school. They looked like they didn't have a care in the world...The mother and daughter were always together. They even looked alike."

Sources told the Post that Amarillo confessed to the crime, accusing them of being “witches” who were ”doing voodoo on him."