- Published: November 30, 1999
On April 11, 2008, a 32 years old woman by the name of Angela Modispaw plead guilty to the murder of her 59 years old mother and was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. She stated in court that she was urged by demonic hallucinations and voices to commit the murder. Angela Modispaw does not remember the gruesome event, but neither does she deny her responsibility in her mother's death.
Her claim of hallucinations seems alleged as she possesses an extensive history of mental illnesses including depression and anxiety since she was 20, childhood head trauma as well as sporadic hallucinations about demons. A month prior to the murder, Modispaw was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she checked herself into the mental health unit of a nearby hospital. The hospital discharged her with medication that Modispaw did not take due to a previous history of medication overdose. Just a few hours prior to the stabbing, she was in a catatonic state in which she could not control her motor skills and was admitted into the town hospital.…