Doomsday Cult Leader Gets 64 Years in Deaths of 2 Girls
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — The leader of a doomsday cult in Colorado has been sentenced to 64 years in prison for her role in the deaths of two children who were banished to a car without food or water.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports Madani Ceus was sentenced Friday for felony child abuse resulting in death.
Authorities say 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall were found on a farm in the town of Norwood.
Investigators believe Ceus, of Haiti, declared the girls were possessed by unclean spirits and ordered them kept in a car as the group waited for the apocalypse before the 2017 solar eclipse.