Deanna Laney

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Deanna Laney

In May 2003 Deanna Laney believed God ordered her to kill her children. Laney, who is deeply religious, had a series of delusions on the day of the killings. She said she saw Aaron with a spear, then throwing a rock, then squeezing a frog and believed God was suggesting she should either stab, stone or strangle her children. She said she at first resisted, but she felt she had to do what she perceived to be God's will to prove her faith. A Texas jury found Deanna Laney not guilty by reason of insanity for fatally beating two of her young sons with rocks and seriously injuring a third. She faces commitment to a mental facility for an unspecified amount of time. In a similar case, Andrea Yates contended that Satan ordered her to kill her five children to save them from eternal damnation.

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