March 17, 2009

Baby murdered during exorcism

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According to a news report in, the 19-year old father was a registered sex offender and the mother was 18. This relationship was a train wreck from the start. Below is a news report on the incident.

Here is a link to a similar incident I have on the blog. It occurred in Baltimore. The dead baby is pictured on the right.

Both Suspects In ‘Exorcism’ Child-Murder Case Indicted
Staff Writer

HENDERSON -- A couple who told authorities they were trying to rid a toddler of demonic possession when she died, have been indicted for her murder -- a murder that included the child being beaten with a hammer, slammed into stationary objects and finally strangled.

A Rusk County grand jury handed up the capital murder indictments this week against registered sex offender Blaine Keith Milam, 19, and Jessica Bain Carson, 18, the Dec. 2, death of the woman's 13-month-old daughter Amora Bain Carson.

Carson and Milam called 911 from a home at 13717 County Road 2125 shortly after 10:35 the morning of Dec. 2, and said the child was not breathing.

An arrest affidavit states Milam performed an exorcism of the demons purportedly 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."

Officials said Milam and Carson told detectives they decided to hire a priest after the exorcism went badly.

However, there has been no information of any clergy being called to the home found in the case.

Detectives said at the time Carson and Milam beat the child multiple times with a hammer then bit the child more than 30 times.

The indictments against the couple state the defendants also caused the child's death by striking her against objects and by strangulation.

Milam was supposed to be behind bars at the time of the homicide as part of a condition of probation for the second-degree felony criminal solicitation of a child, but a failure in the system allowed Milam to be freed months before he was to be released after he was sentenced by State District Judge Clay Gossett to 180 days in jail as part of the probation conditions.

Those conditions also prohibited him from being around children except his own biological children or siblings.

Officials in the case said Carson graduated as an honor student in 2007 and she seemed very intelligent and added she had not been in any trouble with police in the past.

Gossett also issued a new gag order in the case this week to keep any perspective witnesses from talking about the case and to keep the prosecution, the defense or any law officials from disclosing any information about case strengths and weaknesses, any evidence or any arguments that may be used in the case.

Both Milam and Carson remain jailed on $2 million bonds.

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