Conviction upheld in ‘exorcism’ torture death of 13-month-old girl

Blaine Milam The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man found guilty in the 2008 beating death of his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter, Amora Bain Carson.

The child was beaten with a hammer, sexually assaulted, and bitten more than 20 times. [Read more...]

Texas mom convicted in daughter’s “exorcism” death

Jessica Carson and Blaine Milam A Rusk County jury found Jesseca Carson guilty of capital murder in the December 2008 death of her 13-month-old daughter, Amora.

Carson’s boyfriend, Blaine Milam, is on death row after his conviction for capital murder in the death, which Carson believed was an exorcism. [Read more...]

Death sentence in baby ‘exorcism’ murder

Blaine Milam Labeled by prosecutors as a “monster” who deserves “the ultimate penalty,” convicted murderer Blaine Keith Milam was sentenced late Thursday night to die by lethal injection for his role in the beating death of his girlfriend’s daughter.

Milam, 20, was convicted of capital murder May 17 for killing 13-month-old Amora Carson, the daughter of his girlfriend, Jessica Carson. [Read more...]

Expert: Meth use may have led Milam to murder toddler

Blaine Milam Chronic use of methamphetamine by Blaine Keith Milam may have played a factor in his actions leading to the death of 13-month-old Amora Bain Carson, a psychology professor testified Monday.

During the sentencing phase of Milam’s capital murder trial, Paula Lundberg-Love, an expert in psychopharmacology and professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, explained the effects drug use has on the brain and behavior, including “believing there were demons and that demons were changing the facial structure of the child,” she said. [Read more...]

Expert Testifies On Drug Effects In Baby Exorcism Murder Trial

Blaine Milam During Friday’s proceedings, the defense had Dr. Patricia Rosen, a toxicology expert, testify about the effects methamphetamines have on a person and to describe the levels found in Milam after he was taken into custody in 2008.

Dr. Rosen said a user of methamphetamine at the levels Milam had in his systems could experience hallucinations and other delusions. [Read more...]

Focus Shifts To Mom In Baby Exorcism Killing

Jessica Carson and Blaine MilamPostpartum psychosis with delusions, including demonic possession with the ability to talk to the dead, is how a psychiatrist described the mental health of Jesseca Carson when her 13-month-old daughter Amora was brutally beaten and strangled to death in December 2008.

The psychiatrist testified in Blaine Milam’s capital murder trial Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom as Milam’s defense team attempted to shift the blame of the death from their client to Ms. Carson. [Read more...]