Maryland Mother Kills Her Two Children In Exorcism

Charged with two accounts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder

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A Maryland mother who stabbed her two children to death and attempted to murder two others while performing an exorcism Friday is being charged with murder. 

Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old children, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder for the injury of a 5- and an 8-year-old girl, who have been hospitalized. Another woman at the scene, Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, has also been charged, reports local affiliate WUSA 9.

A vigil was held Saturday night for the children.

[WUSA 9]

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