The mugshot of a mother in California accused of killing her toddler during an exorcism has been released, with horrific new details of the murder also emerging.
Arely Naomi Proctor died in September last year after her mother Claudia Hernandez, 25, and her pastor grandfather performed an exorcism, according to police at the family’s small Pentecostal church in San Jose.
Claudia is accused of holding the girl’s neck, pinching and taking away her food, while pastor Rene Huezo, the girl’s grandfather, along with her teenager’s uncle arrested her for carrying out the devastating act. .
Claudia was indicted in January, with Arely’s uncle Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos, 19, and grandfather Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59, also indicted this week.
The trio’s mugshots were shared Friday, as it was alleged that Claudia had stuck her fingers in her young daughter’s throat to try to ‘exorcise’ the demon inside her.
She was convinced the boy was busy after Arely started waking up in the middle of the night while crying and yelling.
Arely endured 12 hours of torture before dying, researchers say.
Claudia Hernandez-Santos, 25, was the mother of three-year-old Arely Naomi Proctor who died
Arely Naomi Proctor died in September last year. The grandfather of the three-year-old ‘did an exorcism’ on her
Rene Hernandez-Santos, 19, was the little girl’s uncle
Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59, is the grandfather of the murder victim and the church leader
Claudia has been charged with assault causing the death, while Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos, 19, and Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59, are now also arrested and charged in connection with the young girl’s death after a period of four months, since Wednesday.
The delay in picking up the grandparents came after new evidence was discovered by a coroner’s autopsy according to 8NewsNow.
She told police she was trying to free the girl’s body from ‘evil spirits’, according to The Mercury News.
The little girl’s mother, uncle and grandfather would hold Arely by her neck, torso and legs for several hours.
The girl with her pastor grandfather before she died. She would be four words a month later
The girl’s mother posted unabashedly about her daughter’s death on Instagram and YouTube, saying that the ‘only person she needs is God’
They then tried to vomit by sticking fingers and hands in their throats.
Arely lost consciousness and suffered “multiple injuries to her eyes, face, neck and chest,” Deputy District Attorney Rebekah Wise wrote in court documents.
The little girl died after 12 hours of torture, according to court documents.
Her family would have waited two hours before calling 911 with the mother who freely confessed to the police that no one had provided any medical assistance to help the girl before or after she died.
Claudia also allegedly told police she thought the child was possessed because she “would wake up and cry or cry periodically,” local station KTVU reported, referring to court documents.
In the course of the investigation, the San Jose Police Department Homicide Detectives identified three suspects responsible for the victim’s death: the victim’s mother, Claudia Hernandez-Santos, the victim’s uncle, Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos, and the grandfather of the victim, Rene Trigueros Hernandez, ‘the San Jose police wrote.
Pastor Rene Huezo is pictured watching the church’s YouTube videos. He committed the exorcism and is now charged in connection with the girl’s death
The Santa Clara County coroner’s office has ruled that Arely’s death is a murder, but details of her death have not been released so far, following the arrest of her 25-year-old mother.
Huezo told the Mercury News that she committed an exorcism when she died, but he claimed that was now why she died.
‘If you read the Bible, you will see that Jesus casts out demons and heals sick people.
‘It’s not when I want to do it, it’s when God, in His will, wants to heal the person. The preacher is like an instrument of God; what we do is what God says.
“It is the game of God, and everything is in the will of God, no matter how small or big.”
It is unclear why she felt the need to expel the child or whether her father, who is not named, was involved or not.
The mother of the girl Claudia Hernandez, who goes by Eliisa Santos on social media, and her pastor grandfather have carried out an exorcism, according to police
After her death, the family held a pink Disney-themed funeral for Arely.
Her mother shamelessly posted about it on social media and recorded a YouTube video saying people did not understand what she had been through.
‘I’m at peace, I’m happy. The reason I feel what I feel is God. If you do not want to be in my life, that’s fine. The only one I need is God.
“It’s what it is,” she said in one section.
‘If you were not there when she died and what you want to think is not valid. One thing I will not do is lie about how she died, ‘she said in another part of the video.
‘Everyone wants to know what happened to them, you know, their cause of death. Many people turned to me after my daughter died; many people thought a lot of things because of what that situation looked like. If you were not there, you do not know what happened. I know what happened. I could sit here and be negative. But it makes no sense for me to do that. I can not change what is. That’s what it is, ” the woman said in the video.
The family ran their Pentecostal church out of this house in San Jose, California
The church operated from the basement of a house in San Jose and was damaged from the outside.
The man who owns that home told Mercury News he did not know they were doing an exorcism when the child died on September 23 last year, which lasted about two hours.
‘The grandfather told me that they were praying, and they thought that by praying, the Holy Spirit would come and save them.
‘The mother said she tried to force her body to exorcise her demons. I can not believe she said that. It’s very terrible. Very, very terrible, ‘said Santiago Garcia.
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