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Father who believes he is God stabs his 5-year-old daughter because she is the unlucky 13th grandchild

By Mason White 11:35 AM March 8, 2016
Stephen and Jacqueline Coops 

By: Feng Qian
A little girl was rushed to a hospital after being stabbed by her father because she is the unlucky 13th grandchild, police in the United Kingdom said.

Truro police said that following the stabbing incident, 40-year-old Stephen Coops, who believed he was God, killed himself.

A court ruled his death as a suicide. According to the police investigation, Coops suffered from schizophrenia and had tried to kill his family by crashing his car.

Coops was obsessed with conspiracy theories, and always read about the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, in New York.

He believed that he was God, and had to save the world and the rest of his family by killing himself and his daughter because she was the unlucky 13th grandchild.

His wife, Jacqueline, 40, told the court that she did not blame her husband for what happened, because he had been let down by mental health agencies.

One night, he stabbed his 5-year-old daughter before stabbing himself. When paramedics arrived, Coops was dead. Coops’ daughter Celeste, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but she made a full recovery in two weeks.