A mother from Annapolis, Md, Chelsea Booth, 25, confessed to police that she killed her 2-year-old daughter, Kassidey, and then placed the toddler’s body out with the trash.
Police recovered the child’s body Thursday night after sifting through from more than 95 tons of garbage sitting in rail cars awaiting delivery to an out of state landfill.
Booth said that she killed her daughter because the child was possessed.
She told the authorities that her daughter "was suffering from a 'Muslim Curse' placed on her by [the father]" and that "she believed Kassidey to be possessed by an evil spirit."
Chelsea Booth told police that she killed her daughter by lying on top of her and smothering her until she stopped breathing.
The Annapolis Police Department began their investigation into the possible death of Kassidey Booth after a concerned citizen reported not having seen the child for several days.
According to Annapolis Patch, Chelsea Booth was charged with first- and second-degree murder, and first-degree child abuse resulting in death.