The girl’s uncle Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos, 19, 그리고 그녀의 할아버지, 르네 트리게로스 에르난데스, 59, 사망에 이르게 한 중죄 아동 학대 혐의로 수요일에 체포되었습니다., the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Both participated in the 12-hour exorcism in a small, makeshift Pentecostal church in San Jose called Iglesia Apostoles y Profetas in which the child, Arely Naomi Proctor, was smothered and strangled until dying of asphyxia, 검사는 말했다.
Claudia Hernandez-Santos, 25, the girl’s mother, was already charged with felony child abuse. Proctor died on Sept. 24, 2001.
“A child is gone because of unimaginable behavior by the same people who should have been taking care of her,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement.
Officers were called to the church after the girl became unresponsive on the church floor. Hernandez-Santos believed she was possessed by demons because she would wake up in the middle of the night and sometimes scream and cry.
She told investigators that she tried sticking her finger down the girl’s throat and squeezed her neck to induce vomiting, 검사는 말했다. No one called 911 for medical assistance or performed life-saving measures, 당국은 말했다.
The police were called one to two hours after the girl’s death. She had multiple injuries around her eyes, 얼굴, neck and chest, 당국은 말했다.
The church operates in the back room of a house and often posts sermons on Youtube, Fox San Francisco 신고.
In a 43-minute video posted to YouTube in January, Hernandez-Santos talked about her desire to be a mother and shared stories of her life and daughter. She also addressed her daughter’s death.
“처럼, I could sit here and be negative… be sad about the whole situation that she passed away, but it’s like, there’s no point, 알 잖아, because it is what it is,” she said on the video. “그것이 무엇인지. 알 잖아, she’s not here with me, it is what it is, 알 잖아? And it’s like, what’s the point, 알 잖아? I’m just going to be… putting myself down when there’s no point for me to do that, 알 잖아? 처럼, I cannot change the past.”