Mother Arrested for Violent ‘Exorcism’ of Daughter

Mother Arrested for Violent ‘Exorcism’ of Daughter June 20, 2017

Here’s yet another story about a deranged Christian committing felony violence in an “exorcism,” this time involving a mother allegedly biting and choking her own young daughter on a California beach. The mother has been arrested.


A Northern California mother who claimed she was trying to exorcise demons from her daughter has been booked on suspicion of biting, choking and shoving handfuls of sand into the girl’s mouth and eyes on a crowded beach, authorities said.

Kimberly Felder, a 45-year-old Ferndale resident, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony child abuse and aggravated mayhem, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said in a statement.

The ordeal unfolded about 9 a.m. when authorities received a report of a mother attacking a small girl at Centerville Beach County Park near Ferndale, a small city with Victorian-era homes about 20 miles south of Eureka, Calif.

The witness told authorities the mother was trying to perform an exorcism. She had stripped the 11-year-old girl naked and attacked her with sand, Honsal said.

“The mother stated she was trying to remove the demons from the child,” the sheriff said.

Let me make a simple suggestion: If you can’t take action X without being arrested, the fact that you think God wanted you to do it doesn’t change anything about the situation at all. A felony is felony, whether the person committing it thinks they’re doing God’s will or not.

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