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Dallas-Area Pastor Gets 99 Years in Boy's Starvation Death

Prosecutors believe Benjamin Aparicio, whose parents believed he had a demon inside him, was denied food for more than three weeks

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    Dallas-Area Pastor Gets 99 Years in Boy's Starvation Death
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    A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the child's 2015 starvation death.

    The Dallas Morning News reports that a jury on Friday convicted 52-year-old Aracely Meza of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

    Investigators say Meza and the boy's parents believed the 2-year-old had a demon inside him and that fasting would save him. Prosecutors believe Benjamin Aparicio was denied food for more than three weeks.

    Police began investigating after receiving a tip that congregants at the evangelical nondenominational church had held a failed resurrection ceremony before the parents took the body to their native Mexico. Video of that ceremony was shown at the trial.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

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    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
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    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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