Notes from the editor.
When a mentally ill person begins to talk about other people being “possessed by demons” is that a red flag?Is this a common delusion among schizophrenics? Is it a warning?.People with schizophrenics often suffer from intense and irrational bouts of paranoia. I recall a case study from a psychology course I took in high school that described how some people with the disease gravitated towards the gov’t as the primary aggressor, whereas some (often those with religious upbringings) became obsessed with determining if the people around them were possessed. This scenario sounds like an example of that. I am not a doctor, nor am I a student of psychology by any means. The most experience I’ve had with someone with schizophrenia is a classmate’s relative who had extreme OCD. They were descending into schizophrenia and their ability to rationalize potential threats was a decreasing exponentially.
The story as was printed by KATU.com
JBOSTON (AP) – The father of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston-area beach in June says her mother has told him her boyfriend killed the child because he believed she was possessed by demons.
oseph Amoroso, 32, spoke in interviews Saturday with The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald at the beach on Deer Island where little Bella Bond’s body was found.Prosecutors and police announced Friday that Bella was Baby Doe. They said McCarthy, 35, is been charged with murder, and Bond, 40, as an accessory after the fact. Both are to be arraigned Monday.
Amoroso says he believes Bond has told him the truth and he doesn’t believe she would have harmed Bella.
Prosecutors and police announced Friday that Bella was Baby Doe. They said McCarthy, 35, is been charged with murder, and Bond, 40, as an accessory after the fact. Both are to be arraigned Monday.
McCarthy’s attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, declined to comment Sunday on the case except to say that he expects McCarthy, who has been hospitalized, to be in court Monday. Repeated attempts to reach relatives of McCarthy have been unsuccessful.
Bond’s attorney, Janice Bassil, did not immediately return a message Sunday seeking comment.
Prosecutors have said they’ll wait until the arraignment to release further details.
Amoroso said he has been in Florida for a couple of years and returned to Massachusetts in August hoping to reconnect with his daughter, whom he never met. He told the Globe he talked with Bella on the telephone a few times.
He said Bond told him this week what happened to their child, and stayed with him in Lynn on Thursday night. He said he was questioned Friday. Amoroso has not been charged.
On Saturday, he brought a Bible to a shrine community members have built in Winthrop near where Bella’s body was found, and reflected the daughter he never knew.
“I’m going to have to forgive myself to find some serenity,” he told the Herald.
This computer-generated composite image shows the possible likeness of a young girl whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, inside a bag that also contained a black and white zebra-print blanket.
Our prayers go out to the loved ones,that has suffered such a great tragedy. One can not imagine having this happen to someone they know.
Evan Jensen:Paranormal Herald.