Many times on this blog I've reported on how things that should in no way be dangerous, when combined with religious inanity, can suddenly become a life threatening situation for people involved. As Hitchens put it, "Religion poisons everything"; From exorcisms for every day behavior and illnesses, to drinking sewage, to staring at the sun.
And yet again, we have another story of a parent murdering their child because of religion. As sad as this is, I have long since lost surprise at the amazing things people will do when their minds have been corrupted by religion to the point that rational thinking is no longer possible.
In this case, a mother stabbed her daughter. Eleven times.
The mother originally claimed this was in "self defense" when her daughter came at her with a knife. But it's quite apparent that even after disarming the six year old the mother then proceeded to attack her, going far beyond what can be considered self defense.
The real cause? The daughter was sleepwalking. After conferring with a superstitious relative, the mother decided the child was possessed by a demon.