CONROE — A Rusk County sex offender accused in the murder of his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter, during what the couple claim was an exorcism “to beat the demons out,” will face a jury of his peers today in a Montgomery County courtroom.
Blaine Milam, if convicted, faces the death penalty in a case that shocked not only seasoned lawmen, but the entire East Texas community in December 2008.
The case against Milam, in the death of Amora Bain Carson, is scheduled to begin today in Conroe, where Rusk County Judge Clay Gossett moved the trial in an effort to give the suspect fair proceedings.
Milam and the child’s mother, Jessica Carson, are accused in the death of the woman’s child.
The affidavit alleges that after Milam killed the child, with Carson looking on, the couple “drove to Henderson to pawn some items to pay for an exorcism.”
Officials said Milam and Carson told detectives they decided to hire a priest after the exorcism went badly.
However, there has been no information found of any clergy being called to the home.
Detectives said that Carson and Milam reportedly beat the child multiple times with a hammer and bit the child more than 30 times.
The indictments against the couple allege that the defendants caused the child’s death by striking her against objects and strangulation.
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