From KFDM News in Texas:
A Houston-area woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for beating her 5-year-old son and slashing his throat in an effort to rid his body of demons.
A Montgomery County jury convicted Daphne Spurlock on Thursday of injury to a child.
The child’s father returned home in March 2012 to find him covered in blood. The boy spent a month in a hospital and then underwent many months of rehabilitation.
Spurlock, 45 at the time, told investigators she was reading the Bible with her son and realized he was possessed. She stomped on his chest and face and then cut him with a kitchen knife.
The jury heard the defendant’s insanity defense but still decided Spurlock knew right from wrong.