A mother was jailed after attempting to perform an exorcism on her daughter on a public beach last week in California.
45-year-old Kimberly Felder was charged with attempted homicide, felony of child abuse, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon. She’s currently spending time at Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka, California. Her arraignment is set for Tuesday.
Investigators informed press that on Friday at Centerville Beach County Park in North California, Felder had apparently stripped her 11-year-old daughter and shoved sand into her eyes and mouth.
William Honsal, Humboldt County Sheriff stated, “The mother said she was trying to remove the demons from the child.”
The violence didn’t stop there, Felder continued to bite, beat and strangle her daughter in front of approximately 10-12 people. According to Sheriff Honsal, a local stepped in to save the child, and struggled with Felder. Allegedly she then knocked the girl on the head with a piece of driftwood.
Authorities made it to the scene by 9 a.m. and separated the woman from her beaten child. The girl had severe damage done to her right ear, along with multiple injuries. Her current status is unavailable.
The mother, Felder, hasn’t yet asked for an attorney nor plead to any charges. No comment on her behalf has been issued.