When Wale Adenuga started the series ‘Super Story’, he might not have known how apt the title would become for some of the goings-on in the world.
The chilling details of a ‘resurrection ceremony’ held for a ‘possessed’ two-year-old boy in a Texas residence have emerged following the arrest of a pastor who is accused of helping to starve the boy to rid him of a ‘demon.’
Witnesses told police that pastor Aracely Meza, 49, and the boy’s parents believed he had a ‘demon’ inside of him, and that he was starved for 25 days, being given only water four to five times a day.
Church member Nazareth Zurita said the toddler, whose name has not been released, fell and hit his head several times, but she hesitated to help him ‘due to his demon possession.’
Maret said: ‘They didn’t give the child any food for about 25 days. They just gave him some water, which ultimately caused the child to die.’
Delia Guadalupe Oyervides Herrera, another church member, told police she tried several times to feed the child during the 25-day fast, ‘but was scolded by the pastors of the church,’ according to the affidavit.
She asked the child’s mother why she would allow her child to be starved and was ‘advised that it was God’s will.’
Meza was charged on Monday with injury to a child by omission, according to NBCDFW. She is currently being held on a $100,000 bond, a police spokesman told Daily Mail Online on Monday. She was taken into custody for helping starve the child and then holding a resurrection ceremony at the Balch Springs residence shortly after he died to try and revive him, investigators said on Tuesday.
Zurita said she saw the child ‘looking frail and weak’ the day before the resurrection ceremony, according to a police affidavit.
She said the next time she saw the child was the following day during a ceremony held by church leader Daniel Meza, who is married to Aracely Meza. He was trying to revive the boy through a miracle during the ritual.
Zurita, who identified herself as the secretary and third-ranking officer, said ‘it took her a while to figure out’ the child was dead, according to the affidavit.
Investigators believe the boy died on March 21 or early the next day, and that the ceremony was held March 22 at the residence.
Meza ‘was considered a prophet’ who ‘would advise to the other members of the church what God has spoken to her,’ according to Zurita.
She said Meza’s husband was the church’s leader and Meza was its second-ranking officer.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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