11-year-old girl kills her 3-month-old and 3-year-old brothers because the devil told her to do soBy Mason White 10:07 AM August 28, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A young girl was sent to a hospital after admitting to killing her two younger brothers because the devil told her to do so, police in Mexico said.
11-year-old Fernanda Cruz of Tamaulipas, choked her 3-month-old brother with a pillow as he slept.
Several days later, she choked her 3-year-old brother with a pillow.
Police said that they did not realize who was behind the killings until weeks later when Cruz took pills in an attempt to kill herself.
She ended up in a hospital, where she confessed to what she had done.
Cruz told doctors that she had heard the voice of the devil, ordering her to kill herself in order to join her dead brothers in heaven.
She then confessed to police that she had killed her younger brothers because the devil had ordered her to do so. Cruz’s remaining 9-year-old brother told doctors that he was too scared to go home.
He was handed over to the department of social services. A psychiatrist said that Cruz heard voices and had hallucinations, which seemed to indicate schizophrenia.
Cruz’s parents, Jose Luis and his wife Fabiola, said that the girl told them she held conversations with the devil, but they did not realize that the problem was so serious.