A Pennsylvania mother, Tanishia Fielder, has been charged with stabbing her 8-day-old child, allegedly saying that it was the devil’s baby.
The condition of the child is unknown.
Police said Tanishia Fielder, 32, admitted to stabbing the infant with a kitchen knife because God told her she needed to kill the baby, dismember him and throw him in the garbage.
Fielder was quoted by police saying, “I stabbed the baby. That’s the Devil’s baby,” according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint states the baby sustained knife wounds near the right eye.
She apparently got into a fight with the baby’s father before this all took place, threatening him with a knife, before using it on their child.
This is a horrifying story for so many reasons, including the fact that no reporting yet points to any history of mental illness. Maybe she read the story of Abraham and Isaac one too many times and felt God was testing her as well.
For now, she’s in jail. At least she can’t harm anyone else under God’s orders.
(Thanks to Richard for the link)