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D.C. woman charged with 4 girls’ killings

WASHINGTON – A mother found in her home with the decomposing bodies of four girls was charged Thursday with murder after reportedly telling investigators that the children were possessed by demons and died in their sleep.

Banita Jacks, 33, told police the deaths occurred before a utility turned off her electricity, which prosecutors said was in September 2007, according to charging documents. The bodies of the girls – ages 5 to 17 and believed to all be Jacks’ daughters – were found Wednesday.

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