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Terrence Cottrell: Death By Exorcism

On August 22, 2003, Terrence Cottrell Jr. died as a prayer leader and boy's mother attempted to "exorcise" the "evil spirits" of autism from him. An autopsy showed he died from suffocation.
On July 9, 2004, Ray Hemphill, the man who led the ritual was convicted of felony abuse of a child causing great bodily harm.
On August 17, 2004, Hemphill was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 7 1/2 years state supervision

August 20: Hemphill Sentenced Over Boy's "Exorcism" Death
July 9: Preacher Guilty In Boy's Exorcism Death
July 7: Boy Died From Medication, Not Exorcism, Preacher's Defense Claims
September 19: Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Abusing Junior Cottrell
August 27: Boy Dies As Churchgoers Try To Remove "Evil Spirits" Of Autism

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