Accomplice in exorcism death sentenced to 30 years in prison

Natasha Hawkins, the woman accused of helping kill a three-year-old boy in an alleged exorcism ritual, was sentenced to thirty years in prison Friday.

WLFI reports

Under the terms of her plea agreement, Hawkins pled guilty to Aiding in Battery Causing Death after originally entering an insanity plea.

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Hawkins told her roommate, Latisha Lawson, to feed Lawson’s son Jeziah King, olive oil and vinegar to, “rid him of demons.”

Hawkins also admitted she helped by holding down the boy’s legs.

Kierra King was also a victim in the case. In her letter she read to the court she told the judge Hawkins used to hit her. She also said her mother’s roommate “made her mom be a slave.”

She told the judge Hawkins was “just as guilty” as her mom and should get the same sentence her mom received.  […]

Hawkins apologized to the court and asked the judge to have mercy on her.  She told the judge she ‘didn’t intend to hurt anyone.”

Lawson has already been sentenced to 62 years in prison .

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