A Virginia man who said his 2-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon has been sentence to more than 20 years in prison for her death.
Thirty-year-old Eder Guzman-Rodriguez was sentenced Monday in Floyd County after pleading no contest to first-degree murder. His daughter, Jocelyn, was found dead in November 2011.
Prosecutors say Guzman-Rodriguez told police that his daughter had a demon inside of her and that he had attempted to exorcise her of the demon.
The room was found “in disarray with several Bibles and “other religious literature.” He had repeatedly punched the girl, she had injuries consistent with being beaten and she died from asphyxiation.
He attests that the devil used him to kill the girl.
He has choked his wife until she was unconscious before attacking the child. Since he is of illegal status, he will be deported upon completion of his sentence.