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Mother Charged With Capital Murder In Death Of 8-Year-Old Says 'Demons' Told Her To Sacrifice Her Son

Neighbors Mourn Loss Of Little Boy Allegedly Killed By His Mother Who Said 'Demons' Made Her Do It

IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - An Irving mother was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of her 8-year-old son.

Tisha Sanchez (credit: Irving Police Department)

Irving police responded to a call about an unconscious person Sunday morning in the 2600 block of Peach Tree Lane. They found Tisha Sanchez's son, Joevani De La Pena dead inside an RV in the backyard.

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Joevani De La Pena (courtesy: Fransisca Dennett)

The 30-year-old told her sister "that the demons told her to sacrifice her son." Sanchez's sister told police she thought Sanchez suffocated De La Pena with a pillow.

Sanchez was arrested.

She's currently in the Irving City Jail.

Her bond set at $2,000,000.




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