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‘Demon Assassin’ Pleads Guilty to Murder

One of two women pleaded guilty in a Maryland courtroom Friday for the murder of two toddlers last January during an exorcism. Monifa Sanford, who was accused of murder along with the childrens’ mother, claimed to be a “demon assassin” and performed exorcisms on the children after watching YouTube videos on demons. She claimed the children’s eyes turned black and their noses started to bleed, which prompted the ritual involving stabbing and choking. The women, who said they were determined to rid their home of demons, began their exorcism shortly after Christmas.