MD women charged in homicides thought they were performing exorcism

MD women charged in homicides thought they were performing exorcism

GERMANTOWN, Md. –  Police charged two women on Saturday in the deaths of two children in Maryland, saying the women believed they were performing an exorcism.

Montgomery County Police charged 21-year-old Monifa Denise Sanford and 28-year-old Zakieya Latrice Avery with murder in the deaths of two of Avery’s children, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old. The women are also facing attempted murder charges for injuring the children’s siblings, ages 5 and 8.

Police say the two younger children who died suffered multiple stab wounds.

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