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This is just terrible.

Two children, 1-year-old Norell Harris, and his 2-year-old sister, Zyana Harris, suffered fatal stab wounds after their mom attempted an exorcism at their home in Maryland. Their two older siblings, 5 and 8, were hospitalized with injuries.

On Friday, police got a call from neighbors who believed their mom Zakieya L. Avery, 28, and another woman in the same residence were acting suspiciously. According to CNN:

“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.”

According to police, the defendants believed they were performing an exorcism on the children. They made this statement:

“Investigators have learned that the two defendants believed that they were performing an exorcism. The investigation into this motive and other aspects of the crime continue at this point.”

On saturday, Avery was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two accounts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police also revealed in their statement.

How sad and bizarre! We are keeping their family in our prayers.

SOURCE: CNN 

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