Jan. 19 - A mother charged with killing two of her children believed to be performing an exorcism. Julie Noce reports.
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A 28 year old woman in the Northeastern U.S. state of Maryland has been charged with first degree murder for the deaths of her one year old and two year old children.
Police say she and another woman were believed to be performing an exorcism.
The children, a boy and a girl, were found in an upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds in what police are calling a very bloody crime scene.
Two older siblings, aged five and eight, were hospitalized with serious injuries.
People who live nearby were shocked at the discovery.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ROGER FLORENCIO, GERMANTOWN RESIDENT, SAYING:
"I have a child myself, and I can't imagine what person could do that to their children."
(SOUNDBITE) (English) GABRIELLA LEMUS, GERMANTOWN RESIDENT, SAYING:
"It's just such a tragedy, because who could do that to their own children?"
Police were called to the scene on Friday after receiving a tip from a neighbour who said he saw a knife on the sidewalk outside the home.
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