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Mother Charged in Son's Death Could Face Death Penalty

Posted May 23, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Harnett County woman charged with killing her son may face the death penalty.

Prosecutors say Keturah Reece choked her 8-year-old to death last fall. Reece says demons told her to do it.

The judge decided yesterday that prosecutors could try this as a capital case. If convicted, Reece could get the death penalty.