Black People : DC Mother Accused of Killing 4 Daughters

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  1. Destee

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    DC Mother Accused of Killing 4 Daughters

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    A Southeast Washington woman accused of killing her four daughters told police that they were "possessed by demons" and that they had been dead for at least four months before marshals found their bodies, according to police and charging papers filed yesterday.

    Authorities said they believe the girls, ages 5, 6, 11 and 17, could have been killed as early as May, noting that the bodies were skeletonized when discovered Wednesday by marshals serving eviction papers at the two-story brick rowhouse. The mother, Banita Jacks, lived a hermitlike existence with the bodies upstairs, in a house that had its electricity cut off in September.

    "She kept talking about her kids had demons in them," said Crump, 45, who was locked up on a drug charge but let go after authorities declined to prosecute her. She said Jacks "smelled like death," an odor so strong that Crump and other prisoners asked for masks.

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    dc mother...

    another sad,sick sign of the times when a person can get so far gone on drugs that they would kill thier own children..what words can possibly be said at a time like this?
     
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    The story is tragic indeed.
    Oldiesman - although drugs likely played a role, I'm leaning toward desperate circumstances having a larger role.

    What I find so very tragic about this story is the court room was filled with 3 rows of family members.. but nary a one intervened after the womans husbands death. No-one missed them enough to question anything - even the so called 'god parents' of the children. Tragic indeed.
     
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