Mom, Two Others Cut Child, Made Her Watch Ritual Animal Sacrifices, Police Say

A New Jersey mother and two others are accused of cutting a child and making her watch animal sacrifices as part of a religious ritual.

Authorities found a shrine, dolls, religious statues, bones, artifacts, machetes and bundles of sticks with numbers and names on them inside the Paterson, N.J. home, reported.

Police would not specify what religious ritual was being followed, according to the Web site.

The trio was arrested on Tuesday, but the alleged ritual happened on May 15.

The child's mother Yenitza Colichon, 31, along with Julio Cano, 30, and Zahira Cano are charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

It wasn't immediately clear what the relationship between the three were, according to the newspaper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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