It’s Sunday and do you know where your children are?
(AP) – A woman accused of killing her four daughters told police in an interview that the girls were possessed by demons and that she got rid of most of the family’s possessions to contain the evil spirits.A District of Columbia Superior Court judge spent a second day Tuesday reviewing a recording of a police interrogation of Banita Jacks. The decomposing bodies of Jacks’ daughters—ages 5 to 17—were discovered in January 2008 when U.S. marshals came to evict her from her southeast Washington home.
Judge Frederick Weisberg was to decide whether to admit the interview as evidence in her trial. Jacks’ attorneys want it excluded. They say police were trying to get a confession from her before they had evidence that she was responsible.
Weisberg will decide the case without a jury at Jacks’ request.
Jacks’ lawyers have urged Jacks to use an insanity defense, but she has refused. Weisberg has found her competent to stand trial.
In the videotaped interview, Jacks said the girls stopped being her daughters and took on the identities of the demons.
“They got so bad,” she said.
She said her eldest daughter, Brittany, was possessed by a demon she called “Jezebel,” a prostitute who caused suffering and spread disease.
“With demon possession, you are a demon, period,” Jacks says on the recording.
Jacks said Brittany would fight her and she had to fight back. She said her younger daughters made horrible “screeching” noises and caused other problems.
Authorities have said Brittany was stabbed to death, while the others were strangled.
Jacks said the demons clung to her possessions, so she had to get rid of them to purge the demons from the house.
But Jacks said she had nothing to do with the girls’ deaths. She told detectives that her daughters inexplicably died one by one in their sleep.
“It wasn’t me,” she said.
When police questioned her about blood they found in Brittany’s room, Jacks insisted there was none.
As each of the girls died, they finally became separated from the demons, she said.
Jacks spoke in a faint voice during the interview, at times rambling or pausing. At one point, when detectives asked what she would say if the medical examiner determined Brittany had died of stab wounds, she replied that she would rather consult a lawyer before answering. However, she continued to talk about other things.
Later, after the autopsy report came in, detectives asked Jacks why her account didn’t match the finding that the girls were killed. She repeated a phrase she used many times during the interview: “None of this makes any sense.”
“This whole story is wild,” she added.
h/t Breitbart.com & Daily Rotten
Tony Alamo, 74, who at one time turned his ministry into a multi-million dollar business, has denied taking young girls across state lines for sex at his trial in Texarkana, Arkansas.
On Wednesday, one of his former wives told the court that the preacher had so many partners that he scheduled how often he would have sex with each of them.
The 30-year-old woman, who married Alamo when she was 15, said she began to have doubts about him when she was an adult after he graphically described sexually abusing an eight-year-old holding a stuffed animal.
She told the court that Alamo said she should not question what “the Lord told me to do”.
The woman, a third generation follower of a movement that some have dubbed a cult, said “Papa Tony” segregated children at his religious compound by gender to prevent what he called “hanky-panky”.
The children were not allowed to attend normal schools but were instead sent to classes approved by Alamo, who exercised a similarly rigid control of the adults in his flock, the court heard.
Alamo was jailed for four years in 1994 for tax evasion. The authorities raided his compound in south-western Arkansas in September last year.
If convicted, he faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.
Alamo, who was born Bernie Hoffman of Jewish parents, set up the Alamo Christian Foundation with his late wife, Susan, in Hollywood in 1969.
They built it into a very profitable organisation that included its own syndicated television show and even a line of “Tony Alamo” brand sequinned denim jackets.
Alamo’s teachings include the imminence of Armageddon and the collusion of the Pope and the US government in a Satanic conspiracy that was responsible for Pearl Harbor, the 9/11 attacks and the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Alamo claims the current trial is part of this Vatican-led conspiracy against him.
The trial continues.
h/t Daily Rotten
I wonder if some of you that are demon chasers agree with this tactic. Hell, even in The Exorcist, they weren’t quite as bad as the mom above. But I would imagine that those true Demon Chasers saving the world might agree that at least this woman has nothing else to worry about from her “demons”, right? Job done, hire her and move to the next ones.
Or better yet, like many other countries seem apt to do, just marry them off to the Gawdly Man from Texas and he will pound the Demon out of them (every night, probably).
On a side note, how many of you that gave that man money are glad you did? Would you defend it like you did after giving to Swaggert or the Bakers?
If there were a hell, I’d like to know these folks were going there. Unfortunately, jail time is all they get (and I hope it is “forever and ever”).