A 30-year-old Texas mom identified as Tisha Sanchez has been charged with capital murder after ‘demons’ told her to sacrifice her 8-year-old son, Joevani Anthonio De La Pena.
According to Dailymail, a relative told police that the 8-year-old boy was killed, possibly by suffocation with a pillow, in an RV behind his home.
Tisha Sanchez was jailed Sunday after someone was reported as being unconscious at about 7:30 a.m. at her home in Irving, northwest of Dallas, Texas.
Sanchez also called the police and said she thought her son had died, according to the affidavit.
Police said they found the boy’s body on Sunday morning after receiving a call about an unconscious person.
According to an affidavit, Sanchez’s sister told police the mother confessed to her, saying demons told her to sacrifice the boy. The sister told police she believes Sanchez smothered him.
The Dallas County medical examiner said that Joevani had already died when they arrived at the home.
Sanchez – whose bail hasn’t been set yet – was transferred from the Irving jail to the Dallas County jail on Monday.
As well as her capital murder charge the 30-year-old is also facing the assault of a peace officer and resisting arrest.
‘His caring nature touched countless lives and created many, many friendships,’ the boy’s aunt wrote about him on a fundraising site.
‘He had a contagious smile with an even bigger heart.’