|Bernini's version of Longinus|
Time passed and then the prefect summoned Longinus again and accused him of enchantry. Yep, that was the charge. Someone named Aphrodisius spoke up on Longinus' behalf, so Octavian had the man's tongue ripped out. No sooner was this done than Octavian was blinded and "lost all his members." I'm not sure what that means? Paralysis? Quadriplegia? Something worse? Anyway, Blind Octaplegia begged Aphrodisius to ask Longinus to get God to restore him, which is kind of funny, since Aphrodisius had no tongue. Stranger still, Aphrodisius replied, basically saying "I told you so." Longinus spoke up and said that Octavian was going to have to kill him so he could go to God and make a case for Octavian's restoration.
Longinus was beheaded. Octavian threw himself (memberlessly?) on the bloody corpse and was fully healed. He became a Christian and lived out his days by keeping the faith. Longinus' lance is contained in one of the four pillars over the altar in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.