A mother in Montgomery County, Maryland, has been charged with the murder of her two small children while attempting what police are calling “an exorcism.”
Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, and two counts of attempted murder after the attack on Friday which left her own children dead and two others in hospital. A second woman, 21-year old Monifa Denise Sanford has also been arrested and charged for the same offences. Both are being held without bond.
Police in Montgomery named the victims as 1-year old Norell N. Harris and his sister, 2-year old and Zyana Z. Harris.
The two children who survived the ordeal are 5-year old Taniya Harris and 8-year old Martello Harris.
No details have been released on the condition of the two women in custody.
Watch a report on the incident, courtesy of CNN: