Mom arrested for murdering 8-year-old son, allegedly said demons told her to kill her son

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An Irving mother was arrested after allegedly suffocating her 8-year-old son because demons told her to.

An arrest warrant affidavit for 30-year-old Tisha Sanchez states her sister called 911 Sunday around 7:30 a.m.

The sister told police that Sanchez had called her and asked for forgiveness, claiming that demons told her to sacrifice her son -- 8-year-old Joevani De La Pena, the affidavit states.

Sanchez's sister went to the family's home on Peach Tree Lane and found her nephew unconscious in an RV in the backyard. The affidavit states she told police she believed her sister killed Joevani by suffocating him with a pillow.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with capital murder. She is being held in the Irving jail with a bond set at $2 million.

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