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Young boy dies after botched 'exorcism'


Posted on Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 | Comment icon 19 comments

The boy's father is currently being held in police custody. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Tony Webster
The six-year-old reportedly died as a result of his father's deranged attempts to 'exorcise a demon' from him.
The incident, which took place at the house of Pablo Martinez and his son on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation in the southwest of Tucson, happened back on September 26th.

Martinez told police officers that he believed his son had 'a demon inside him' and had been 'acting demonic' after noticing what he described as 'something evil' while giving him a bath.

He then tried to 'exorcise' the boy by holding him under a hot water faucet for up to ten minutes.
When the Pascua Yaqui Police Department first arrived on the scene, Martinez initially told them that they wouldn't understand what had transpired because they were 'not in the right mindset.'

The boy was found lifeless in bed having suffered significant burns.

Martinez is being held in police custody and is due to appear in court on Friday.

Source: Fox 5 NY | Comments (19)

Tags: Exorcism

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by and then on 1 October, 2019, 20:43
  I guess I missed the element of humor in the story...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 1 October, 2019, 21:09
Religion, everybody. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by and then on 1 October, 2019, 21:42
Mental illness, everybody.  Only a fool paints an entire class of millions as evil.  
Comment icon #13 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 1 October, 2019, 21:43
Like I said, religion. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by Vox on 1 October, 2019, 22:10
Religion was only the vehicle through which this insanity played out.  Poor child. The father deserves a short drop at the end of a rope, irrespective of his mental state.
Comment icon #15 Posted by SecretSanta on 1 October, 2019, 23:26
Poor child. So sad. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by mdbuilder on 2 October, 2019, 13:27
Poor kid came home from school every day spouting teacher sourced liberal dogma interspersed with anti-American rhetoric...The father was convinced the boy had been possessed [brainwashed] by malevolent Spirits...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Robotic Jew on 3 October, 2019, 12:37
I don't like that the word "botched" is being used here. It makes it sound like a mistake or that murdering this boy wasn't the expected outcome. Especially since there has never been a single case of a "successful exorcism". 
Comment icon #18 Posted by the13bats on 8 October, 2019, 3:30
most people believing their delusions are harmless but sadly, very sadly some mentally ill end up harming others, and i bet the looney father still blames those "real" "demons"...very sad.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Rlyeh on 8 October, 2019, 7:26
Millions who follow morally bankrupt religions.


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