Share

Maryland mother accused of murder thought her toddler was possessed, court documents say

|
Local,Maryland,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

An Annapolis woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter told police that she believed the child was possessed by an evil spirit, according to a charging document.

Chelsea Booth, 25, was charged on Thursday with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse resulting in a death.

Detectives interviewed Booth on Wednesday, after community members reported that they had not seen 2-year-old Kassidey Capri Booth with her mother in several days.

Booth told the detectives that she believed that she was suffering from a "Muslim Curse" that Kassidey's father had placed on her. She also said that she killed Kassidey by laying on top of the child and smothering her. Booth said that she then wrapped the child in a blanket and put her in a trash bin in her community, according to the charging document.

Kassidey's body was found at a trash facility in Maryland late Thursday night, police said.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

View article comments Leave a comment