"Demons Made Me Do It" Mother Found Not Guilty

A Texas woman who said she was possessed by demons has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbings of her sons.

Both boys survived the attack at their San Antonio home.

Maria Alsareinye was ordered Tuesday to undergo observation at a state mental facility. After 30 days a judge will decide if the 50-year-old woman should be held at a mental facility for the rest of her life.

Alsareinye was arrested in January 2007 after her 10-year-old son flagged down a motorist.

The boy was bleeding from stab wounds to his chest, neck and back, and he led the motorist to his house where Alsareinye was stabbing his 12-year-old brother in the back.

A psychologist determined she was unaware of her conduct because of mental illness.


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  • by Bud Location: Washington on Mar 23, 2009 at 10:01 AM
    You guys need to go rent the movie Constantine...Sarcasm aside, I don't get how you can be "not guilty" of a crime you clearly committed just because you're "insane." You still did it, it's YOUR body and your hand holding the knife or gun. Just because your mind was absent when your body stabbed or shot someone doesn't mean you're not guilty. That's like saying "my mind was out to lunch when you told me to do my report, and that's why it's not done, so I'm not really guilty of not doing my work, it's not my fault." I'm not too familiar with the legality of it all, but they should put her in a psych ward for many many years, and then if they ever re-evaluate her and find out she's not crazy after all, then she should be re-tried and sent to jail guilty as she should rightfully be charged.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Mar 23, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    Put her in the electtric chair and the Demon with make me pull the switch.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 22, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    The scales of justice are way off balance, and there will be more to follow during this administration.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 22, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    She most likely made up this lie to get off light.If thats true, then she needs to be put in a mental institution for the rest of her life.
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Mar 22, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    What a load of crap! She pleads insanity and actually walks away? Who in their right mind would think someone was possessed with demons? She needs to be held accountable for her actions and those children need to be taken from her. People like this should not be allowed to have children. My prayers are with those boys for their lives have been forever changed!
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