Attempted Exorcism Cited In Death Of Two Maryland Toddlers

Source: CBS News

GERMANTOWN, Md. – The mother of two dead children in Maryland has been charged with their murder, along with another woman, in what police say may have been an exorcism gone wrong.

Two toddlers were stabbed to death and two other children were seriously wounded inside a home in Germantown, just a few miles northwest of Washington, D.C.

Montgomery County Police say their own mother, 28-year-old Zakieya Latrice Avery, and a second woman, 21-year-old Monifa Sanford, killed the children as they tried to perform what they believed to be an exorcism, reports CBS Baltimore.

Police identified the deceased children as one-year-old Norell and two-year-old Zyana Harris. Avery’s other two children, ages five and eight, remain in the hospital.

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