Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Crime & Courts

Police: Md. woman charged in children's death feared devil, thought exorcism was necessary

A police captain says a Maryland woman accused of killing her two children has told investigators that she thought an exorcism was necessary to remove the presence of the devil.

Capt. Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County police department said Sunday that Zakieya Latrice Avery made the statements during interviews with police. Jones says another woman charged in the killings, Monifa Denise Sanford, has made similar statements.

Police have said the women believed they were performing an exorcism. Jones says police recovered two knives from the home after responding there Friday.

Two children, ages 1 and 2, were found dead and two others were injured.

The women face charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Both were being held without bond.

Court records do not list attorneys.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.01% dw 4.03%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.12% up 2.97%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.22% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.11% up 2.99%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.52% up 3.48%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.67% up 4.32%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.04% up 3.99%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.00% up 4.99%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.69% dw 2.83%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% dw 3.36%  
48 M New Graph 3.02% dw 3.15%  
48 M Used Graph 2.91% dw 3.00%  
60 M New Graph 3.06% dw 3.16%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.70% -- 0.70%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.51%