Califonia, USA (McKoy’s News) – Police Arrest Mother Performing Exorcism on Naked 11-Year-Old Daughter: An 11-year-old Northern California girl nearly dies after her mother was attempting to perform an exorcism on the naked child.
The Sacramento Bee reported that, 45-year-old Kimberly Felder was charged Friday, June 16 with trying to kill her daughter.
In a press release, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office praised John Marciel, a man who they said tried to stop the exorcism. Reports are that Marciel wrestled Felder to the ground as she strikes her daughter in the head with a piece of driftwood.
A Deputy arrived on the scene moments later and arrested Felder.
“If it were not for the intervention and heroic actions of John Marciel, it is very likely that the child would have been killed by Felder,” the sheriff’s office said in the press release.
The Sacramento Bee reported that, Deputies said they responded to a 911 call saying that Felder was attempting to perform an exorcism on the girl, on the beach in Ferndale.
The caller said that Felder had stripped her daughter naked and was shoving handfuls of sand down her throat. The girl was viciously struck, bit and choked as the exorcism continued.
According to the press release, Felder “stated she was trying to remove the demons from the child.”
The press release also noted that there were others on the beach who witnessed the event.
The Sacramento Bee quoted the Sheriff’s Office as saying that the girl was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that included severe damage to an ear.
Police Arrest Mother Performing Exorcism: Felder was charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony child abuse and aggravated mayhem.
Felder is being held at the Humboldt County Correction Facility in Eureka.