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Mother Claims A ‘Demon’ Forced Her To Drown Her 1-Year-Old Son

Wed, March 26, 2014 10:29am EDT by HL Intern 2 Comments
Courtesy of Dallas County Sheriff's office

Chloe Menager has pled guilty to drowning her 1-year-old son in her Texas home, after making bizarre claims that the ‘demon of depression’ led her to committing the murder. This story is eerily similar to the June 2001 case about a mother, Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children in the bathtub, and later blamed her postpartum depression for her horrific act.

Chloe Menager has been convicted of murdering her own, Elijahu Perez. The woman claims that she was possessed by a depression demon, which led to the horrible tragedy.

Mom Pleads Guilty To Murdering Son

In September of 2012, the cops stopped at Chloe Menager‘s house after her husband, Pablo Perez, waved them down.

Once they went inside the house, they found little Elijahu‘s lifeless body still soaking wet and laying on a bed in the family’s Dallas, Texas apartment. According to the Daily Mail, his mother was on the phone hysterically crying and screaming: “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, my baby.”

Chloe later told the police that she held down little Elijahu in a bathtub until he drowned, and then tried to kill herself by slashing her wrist with a dull knife afterwards. How awful.

The case is a scary reminder of Andrea Yates, the mother who drowned her five children in a bathtub in 2001. After a jury found Andrea “not guilty by reason of insanity,” the court had her committed to a high security mental facility in Vernon, Texas.

Chloe Claims She Was Possessed By ‘Demons’

In a jailhouse interview conducted shortly after the horrific incident in 2012, Chloe claimed that she possessed by a demon when she drowned her son.

“The problem was me,” she told FOX4. “Don’t try to blame anyone else.”

Chloe went on to elaborate, which is when she made the bizarre claims she was possessed.

“Depression is caused by a demon because [I] had some door open. This is my way of trying to explain to you that I had some door open by not being able to let go of some things,” she explained.

However, when she was asked to clarify if the demon caused her to hold her son down in the bathtub, she refused to answer the question directly.

“It’s kind of like that but I can’t say it that way because it’s hard,” she responded.

Now that Chloe has pled guilty to the charges, she faces a potential sentencing of life in prison.

— By Stephanie Sengwe

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