FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A woman accused of helping a mother force a 2-year-old Fort Wayne boy to swallow olive oil and vinegar because they thought it would rid him of demons is facing seven charges in the child's death.
The Journal Gazette reports 31-year-old Natasha Hawkins is charged with aiding in battery causing death, neglect of a dependent causing death, assisting a criminal and four battery counts in Jezaih King's death last year.
Jezaih's mother, 31-year-old Latisha Lawson, was charged with murder. According to court documents, Hawkins and Lawson described the events leading to Jezaih's death as an exorcism.
Hawkins made an initial court appearance Wednesday, but did not enter a plea. No attorney is listed for her. Her next court appearance is April 6. She remains in the Allen County Jail.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net