More reasons to get rid of religion.
Chills will flow through the body after reading this story. In addition, this story and many, many others, with the same outcome -- death, should make believers re-evaluate the blind faith they placed into a "belief system" that perpetrates so much death, horror and pain.
The Tyler Paper.com reported that Blaine Keith Milam, 19 and Jesseca Bain Carson, 18, both of Henderson, "claim they were trying to drive the demons out of the 13-month-old, but law enforcement officers say the bottom line is a Rusk County couple bludgeoned the little girl to death with a hammer and other objects and bit her more than 20 times in the most grotesque murder the seasoned officers can remember."
On the other hand, the couple did, at first, gave other reasons for the baby's death; "Humber said the couple told detectives multiple stories of how the child suffered the injuries, including a fabricated auto accident and then a story of how the child was attacked by the family’s dogs. The couple then told investigators they had left the child unattended and someone else must have gone into the home and harmed the child. Carson and Milam even said the child beat herself in the head with the hammer."
However, "An arrest affidavit states Milam performed an exorcism of the demons possessing their child. The affidavit continues to state after Milam killed the child with Carson looking on the couple “drove to Henderson to pawn some items to pay for an exorcism.”
Also, the argument can be made that the couple were just children trying to be grown ups but were mentally unprepared and unable to cope with the difficulties of dealing with a child. Although I believe that this argument do have a part to play; however, it seems that the couple's action were mostly driven by their religious convictions.
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