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Six family members who suffocated a Malaysian toddler to death by piling on top of her for hours in a suspected exorcism ritual have been fined but avoided jail, a report said Saturday.
Chua Wan Zuen, aged two, died after being pinned down under a blanket in August last year with eight people, including her parents, crushing her for several hours in an attempt to drive away evil spirits.....
Court officials and lawyers could not be reached on Saturday for comment.
Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, but has large non-Muslim ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.
Seeking the advice of faith healers is common in Malaysia, but violent rituals are rare.
In 2008, a Malaysian couple were beaten to death by family members in a bizarre ritual to cure them of a smoking habit and illnesses.
A court in the US state of Wisconsin has heard how an autistic boy died while being held down by worshippers and a priest during an exorcism. Terrance Cottrell, 8, died last year in a service at the Faith Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith in Milwaukee.
PHOENIX — Officers responding to a report of an exorcism on a young girl found her grandfather choking her and used stun guns to subdue the man, who later died, authorities said Sunday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A Fort Wayne woman who forced her 2-year-old son to drink a concoction of olive oil and vinegar because she thought it would exorcise a demon from him has been convicted of murder.
Connecticut mother kills her three year old daughter while trying to "ward off the Devil" (2011)
NANTUCKET — The woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter earlier this week believed God had instructed her to stick a rose in the young girl's throat to ward off the devil
East Texas couple beat their one year old child to death during exorcism (2008)
A young East Texas couple was arraigned Wednesday on capital murder charges accusing them of beating the woman's 1-year-old daughter to get rid of "the demons. Authorities said that the child was also bitten more than 20 times. Blaine Milam, 19, and Jessica Carson, 18, remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of a $2 million bond for each ....
Mother and father kill six year old daughter while trying to "undemonize" her (Georgia, 2004)
A 6-year-old girl found dead in a motel room had been strangled, stabbed, beaten and covered in pages torn from a Bible, possibly in an attempt to "undemonize" her, police said Tuesday.
Five year old girl killed by mother and grandmother during exorcism in New York (1997)
The grandmother and mother of a missing 5-year-old were charged with fatally poisoning the girl, whose body was put out with the trash in front of their apartment building. One police official said the killing was an “exorcism.
"By conservative estimates, there are at least five or six hundred evangelical exorcism ministries in operation today, and quite possibly two or three times this many," he writes, in addition to numerous exorcisms performed by charismatic, Pentecostal and other brands of Christianity.
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
I think you've been watching too many movies.
Lots of "possessions" can be explained by schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder. I've never heard of anyone levitating or throwing anyone across a room before, unless you're talking about fiction.
If they are possessing a physical body, then yes, they do have to follow the laws of physics. They really have no other choice.edit on 4-8-2013 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The Exorcist doesn't count, it's fiction.