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Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:30 AM

A pastor starved a toddler for 25 days to exorcise demons. She got 99 years in prison.

Aracely Meza held the child’s limp body in her arms as worshipers looked on. She spoke loudly into a microphone, chanting words in Spanish as she stroked the child’s hair and rubbed something on his forehead.

The scene captured in a video was a ceremony to resurrect the lifeless 2-year-old boy. He died after more than three weeks without food. Meza, a Dallas-area pastor and a self-proclaimed prophet, had claimed that God wanted the boy starved to get rid of demons inhabiting his body.

Now, three years later, Meza is set to spend the rest of her life in prison for Benjamin Aparicio’s starvation death.

A Dallas County jury found the 52-year-old guilty on Friday of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, the Dallas Morning News reported. She was sentenced to 99 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in fines.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/03/25/a-pastor-starved-a-toddler-for-25-days-to-exorcise-demons-she-got-99-years-in-prison/?utm_term=.dcfc3f3d9e45

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Reply A pastor starved a toddler for 25 days to exorcise demons. She got 99 years in prison. (Original post)
Cattledog Mar 2018 OP
OnDoutside Mar 2018 #1
Vinca Mar 2018 #2
tblue37 Mar 2018 #3
Vinca Mar 2018 #4
whathehell Mar 2018 #9
GWC58 Mar 2018 #6
Ron Obvious Mar 2018 #5
RKP5637 Mar 2018 #7
safeinOhio Mar 2018 #8
superpatriotman Mar 2018 #10

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:34 AM

1. Good.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:40 AM

2. What about the parents? They should be in the cell next to hers.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:41 AM

3. They took the baby's body and ran back to Mexico. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:46 AM

4. I imagine since the child wasn't lily white this doesn't merit extradition.

It's hard to imagine how people can be this batshit crazy.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:17 AM

9. I think you imagine inncorrectly..

Who is extraditable to where is based on citizenship and law, not race... Everything really isn't about race, as much as that seems
to elude some here.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:49 AM

6. What I want to know is

why wasn’t this vile woman charged with 1st degree, premeditated homicide? I think a death sentence, in this case, merits use. Just sayin.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:47 AM

5. 99 Years AND $10,000 in fines?

I'm sorry that sort of thing just strikes me as weird. What would be the penalty for not paying it?

Not trying to minimise the tragedy.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 07:53 AM

7. Excellent!!! What a horrific creature!!! n/t

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:05 AM

8. 99 years?

The Lord works in Mysterious ways.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 08:41 AM

10. Every 'worshiper' is complicit in murder

Eom

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