Castillan Franciscan (Alfonso de Spina) recorded that in 1456 a Jewish notable named Maestro Salomone, originating from the territories of the Republic of Genoa and belonging to the illustrious family of physicians, had come to see him in the Minorite
Convent at Valladolid, expressing the desire to be baptized. To convince Alfonso of the repugnance which Judaism now aroused in him, the Jew pointed precisely to the horrible custom of the ritual murders, of which he had heard speak or of which he had directly
participated. According to him, he had learned from his parents that a famous Jewish physician from Padua, named Simon, had obtained a four-year-old child from an unscrupulous Christian mercenary soldier and had sacrificed him in his own dwelling, laying the
child across a table and cruelly decapitating him.
Maestro Salamone then reported that he had participated, with his father, in a secret rite, performed at Savonne, with the participation of
numerous Jews in the city at that time, culminating in the crucifixion of a two-year old Christian child. The victim’s blood was poured into a vase, the same vase normally used to collect the blood during the circumcision of their own children. Subsequently,
he personally, together with other participants in this horrendous rite, claimed to have consumed the blood as the ingredient in their traditional foods during the Jewish Passover. The body of the sacrificed child was said to have then been thrown into a filthy