SAN JOSE – The grandfather and uncle of a three-year-old girl last killed in an alleged exorcism were arrested this week on suspicion of her death, according to officials.
Rene Hernández-Santos, 19, a resident of San Jose, the victim’s uncle, and 59-year-old Rene Trigueros Hernández, the victim’s grandfather, were arrested Wednesday on charges of child abuse, leading to the death of a child, the San Jose Police Department said. said in a news release on Friday. The girl’s mother, Claudia Hernandez, 25, who was arrested on January 31 and charged with child abuse that led to the girl’s death, Arelie Naomi Proctor.
On September 24, 2021, at around 8:12 pm, the police retaliated on the 1000 block of South 2nd Street on information about the death of a three-year-old girl. The location is a house with a church located on the property. Officers reached the spot and found the girl unresponsive on the church floor. They tried to save his life and he was taken to a local hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Homicide detectives from the San Jose Police Department began an investigation into the girl’s death with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the death of Arielle Naomi Proctor as a homicide. Authorities said Claudia Hernandez began to believe her daughter was haunted on September 23, 2021, because the girl “wake up and cried from time to time”. Claudia Hernandez prays with the girl’s uncle while she stops eating.
According to court documents, Claudia Hernandez and the victim’s uncle allegedly took the girl to church and began the exorcism. He was accompanied by the grandfather of the victim.
According to court documents, Claudia Hernandez allegedly tried to force the girl to vomit, sometimes by sticking a finger around the girl’s neck and squeezing her neck, believing it was her daughter. will remove any soul from the body. Documents say all three men – Claudia Hernandez, her father and her daughter’s uncle – tried to vomit alternately, grabbing her neck, her stomach and her legs.
The girl’s grandfather – who identified himself as René Huejo in this news organization – is the pastor of the Iglesia Apostoles y Profetas church, where police found Proctor unresponsive. He confirmed to a Bay Area newsgroup last week that he had performed a ceremony to “free the child from his evil spirits.” Huejo said he did not want to discuss the details of the exorcism, but said that Ariely was asleep when she went to church and the ceremony took two hours. He said the girl was not screaming or showing signs of distress.
“If you read the Bible, you will see that Jesus cast out demons and healed the sick,” he said. “It’s not when I want to do it, it’s when God wants to heal the person by His will. The preacher is like an instrument of God; we do what God says.”