Two Women Stab 2 Children to Death, Wound 2 Others, in Attempted Exorcism

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
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(CNN) — A second Maryland woman has been charged with murder in connection  with the Friday stabbing deaths of two children during an exorcism attempt,  authorities said.

Two children died of multiple stab wounds and two others are hospitalized  with undisclosed injuries, police said.

Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder  and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police  said.

Earlier, authorities announced that the children’s mother, Zakieya L. Avery,  28, also faces the same charges. Police said Saturday that Avery stabbed two of  her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism.

Sanford was briefly hospitalized after the incident and was charged after she  was released. Police believe she is not related to the family, but lived at the  same residence in Germantown.

Norell Harris, 1, and his sister, Zyana Harris, 2, suffered fatal stab wounds  while their siblings, who are 5 and 8, were hospitalized, authorities said.

“Cases like this are heartbreaking,” county Police Chief Tom Manger said.  “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.”

Police said they found the four children Friday morning after a neighbor  called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. The neighbor reported  seeing a car with a door open and a knife next to it.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/zakieya-l-avery-and-monifa-denise-sanford-face-murder-charges-2-toddlers-stabbed-during-exorcism#ixzz2r07eKro6

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