This has got to be one of the most heartbreaking stories one can imagine. After hearing the news the other day of a little 4-year-old girl in Detroit who accidentally killed her 5-year old cousin with a shot gun, now we have a mother and a friend who took the lives of 2-year-old Zyana Z. Harris and 1-year-old Norell N. Harris.

Left: Zakieya Latrice Avery; Right: Monifa Denise Sanford. Photo: Montgomery County Police

Zakieya Latrice Avery (mother) and Monifa Denise Sanford (friend) have been charged with two counts of murder in what they say was an exorcism being performed on the two children. Two other children, Taniya Harris, 5, and Martello Harris, 8, are both still hospitalized after suffering serious injuries from the two women.