Two sisters in Massachusetts had been charged with burning a 5-year-old lady — completely disfiguring her — as a part of a voodoo ritual her mom reportedly requested to assist do away with her daughter’s demon that induced her to misbehave.
Peggy LaBossiere, 51, and Rachel Hilaire, 40, of East Bridgewater tied down the lady, blew hearth over her face, reduce her with a pointy object and poured a substance over her eyes as a part of the ritual, the Brockton Enterprise reported.
The sisters additionally threatened to chop off the lady’s Eight-year-old brother’s head with a machete, authorities stated.
They had been arrested Monday after police did a welfare verify on the youngsters and their mom in Randolph. The youngsters had been staying at LaBossiere and Hilaire’s house for a sleepover, a police report says.
The sisters pleaded not responsible on Jan. 29 to costs of mayhem, assault, and battery on a baby with damage.
The youngsters had been taken to a hospital, and medical doctors stated the lady’s third-degree burns on her face would go away her disfigured.
LaBossiere was a consumer of the youngsters’ mom, who’s a stylist that had requested the ritual, based on the Brockton Enterprise.
The mom, who wasn’t named, is Haitian and believes in voodoo — a faith broadly practiced in Haiti for hundreds of years. She wasn’t charged however was taken to a psychological well being hospital for therapy, based on the newspaper.
LaBossiere informed authorities she beforehand carried out that ritual for her mates. The sisters have denied harming the youngsters and may have one other courtroom listening to Wednesday to find out whether or not they’re too harmful to be launched.