Mother, Uncle, And Grandfather Billed After 3-Year-Old Dies During Alleged 12-Hour Exorcism-Style Ritual

Three individuals have been billed following a toddler died included in what government bodies have referred to as a spiritual exorcism-style ritual that incorporated 12 hrs of torture.

Claudia Hernandez, the victim’s mother, was 1 of 3 relatives active in the dying of a kid recognized as “Arely Doe,” 3, based on an affidavit delivered to through the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. The documents condition Arely died in September in a small San Jose church after family people allegedly involved in disturbing functions to be able to cast “a demon” in the child.

Hernandez, 25, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of legal assault on the child with pressure prone to produce great bodily injuries or dying, court public records show.

The San Jose Police Department announced Friday the other relatives incorporated Arely’s uncle Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos, 19, and grandfather Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59. These were also billed with child abuse resulting in dying.

Police officials taken care of immediately the little church on Sept. 24, following the mother known as government bodies at 8:12 p.m. to are convinced that her daughter had died. Based on Friday’s pr release, officials found Arely unresponsive around the church floor.

Despite existence-saving measures by responders, she was pronounced dead in the Valley Clinic at 8:59 p.m, based on the affidavit.

Preliminary findings revealed Arely died of asphyxia. Based on the charging documents, the kid hadn’t eaten since around 9:00 p.m. the day before coupled with only had 6 ounces water between her last meal and her dying.

The victim also had “multiple injuries” round her face, neck, eyes, and chest.

Claudia Hernandez told investigators soon after the child’s dying that they believed her daughter was “possessed by an evil spirit” because “the victim would awaken and scream or cry periodically,” based on an announcement of details signed by Police Sergeant J.J. Vallejo.

“Defendant mentioned she tried to stick her finger lower the victim’s throat and squeezed the victim’s neck to induce vomiting,” mentioned Vallejo. “The victim went to sleep several occasions while Defendant pressed lower around the victim’s throat together with her hands.”

Mom described that they and also the child’s uncle had driven towards the small San Jose church around 6:30 around the morning of Arely’s dying. She and also the uncle then attempted to obtain the victim to vomit, “which she believed is needed her obtain the spirit out.”

Court papers condition the grandfather showed up later.

“[The] victim’s grandfather was recognized as the best choice from the Church and claimed he would be a certified pastor,” Vallejo mentioned.

The 3 relatives allegedly required turns holding the child’s neck, abdomen, and legs while attempting to induce vomiting.

“Eventually, the victim vomited a obvious/crimson liquid,” charging documents mentioned. “Defendant believed the victim died sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.”

Government bodies alleged that no existence-saving measures were attempted through the three relatives, who anxiously waited about two hrs to 911.

Santa Clara Deputy Da Rebekah Wise advised the court to deny Hernandez’s bail due to her “minimal ties towards the community,” citing the defendant’s roots in her own native El Salvador, based on KRON-TV.

“She strangled her [daughter] multiple occasions enough where the victim went unconscious, she stuck her hands lower her throat, and ongoing this program of conduct for nearly a complete day,” stated Wise.

The church where Arely died seemed to be lately exposed to some raid by police in the quest for kidnapped infant Brandon Cuellar. Based on KRON-TV, the suspects for the reason that situation are charged with kidnapping the three-month-old after meeting the child’s grandmother in the church.

The infant was discovered safe by police and came back home.

Records show Claudia Hernandez has been held in the Elmwood Correctional Facility without bail. If charged, she faces twenty five years to existence imprisonment.

Police ask that anybody with details about Arely’s dying or similar occurrences contact Sergeant Vallejo or Detective Harrington from the Homicide Unit at 1-408-277-4166. They may also be arrived at at or

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