Baby Killed in Hammer Attack

Couple accused of murdering baby

A young East Texas couple was arraigned Wednesday on capital murder charges accusing them of beating the woman's 1-year-old daughter to get rid of "the demons."

Blaine Milam, 18, and Jessica Carson, 18, remained jailed on $2 million bond for each.

They were arrested Tuesday after Rusk County Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found 13-month-old Amora Bain Carson beaten.

Investigators think the couple used a hammer to "beat the demons out" of Amora, Carson's daughter.

Justice of the Peace Bob Richardson told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that it's believed the couple went to a pawn shop to sell tools so they could hire a priest to perform an exorcism.

Milam was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in August and was placed on probation.

Investigator William Brown with the Rusk County District Attorney's Office said that case did not involve Amora.

The child's body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy

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