Another Headline Hits Close To Home
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
While I was enjoying the 2017 eclipse in Salem, the center of the path, two children living in end-time communities, like the one I grew up in, were hot, hungry, and thirsty. Banished to an old car in a field, they slowly died of that hunger and thirst. This could have been me. Or my own two sisters. Life in a deranged group of cruel adults surely meant many days without laughter. A slow, painful death that started long before they were ostracized for being wicked.
This article took me back to the cruel adults in my own life. I remember hearing bible scripture hurled at me as I was sent to my bedroom because God shuns those who are not favored.
The memory is wound up with flashes of other painful experiences so I will leave it there. My point is that this is not an isolated instance. It's a phenomenon related to punitive actions by unloving people who often suffer mental illness related to their own childhood trauma.
Here's an excerpt from the AP;
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for killing her two daughters after she and other members of a doomsday religious group banished them to a car without food or water because the girls were thought to have been impure.
Nashika Bramble was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in the deaths of Makayla Roberts, 10, and Hannah Marshall, 8. She was convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder.
The sisters' bodies were found in September 2017 in a car parked on a farm near Norwood, a town of about 500 people 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of the Telluride ski resort. Heat, dehydration and starvation killed the girls, and they had been dead for several weeks before their bodies were found, authorities said.
Bramble was a member of a religious group that moved to the property earlier that year, court documents say.
Investigators say they believe the group's spiritual leader, Madani Ceus of Haiti, declared that the two girls were possessed by unclean spirits during a past life and ordered them kept in a car without food or water for days as the others waited for the apocalypse before the 2017 solar eclipse.