20 January 2014
Woman Kills Her Two Children All In The Name Of Casting Out Demons From Them
The two dead children — a boy, Norell Harris, 1, and a girl, Zyana Harris, 2 — were found Friday morning on their mother's bed in their home. Both had been stabbed repeatedly.
Their elder sister, Taniya Harris, 5, and brother, Martello Harris, 8, were also stabbed and seriously injured
and are currently hospitalised.
According to reports, police had been alerted to 28 years old Zakieya Latrice Avery's house 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.
Zakieya, the children's mother felt there was something bad going on with her children, so with the help of a friend who lived with them 21 years old Monifa Sanford, they tried casting out the demons.
Zakieya and Monifa have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.