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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. [View all]

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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