Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of a young girl who was dropped off at a hospital emergency room but was left unnoticed by anyone. The medical examiner determines that she had seven fractured ribs and punctured lungs, all consistent with a beating. She was not sexually abused but from the marks on her wrists and ankles it seems she was restrained or tied up. She is eventually identified as Kiera Grayson whose mother Margo is very uncooperative but has an alibi for the time of death. According to neighbors Kiera had behavioral problems and it leads to the arrest of Rosa Halasy, a former nun who performed an exorcism on the girl. Rosa is charged with murder and her defense is that she hears the voice of St. Michael who tells her what she should do about those who need help.
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Based on the case of Terrance Cottrell, an 8-year old Milwaukee boy who was smothered to death during an exorcism meant to "cure" his autism. See more
[in closing summation
What do you make of Rosa Halasy and her calling? I can't answer it myself. Mr. Wade says you can't convict her because she's a good person, maybe even a holy person. I'm not sure I disagree with his characterization, but it brings you right back to the contradiction: can a righteous person commit a wrongful act? What I do know is that Rosa Halasy is flesh and blood like you and me. We can't let Rosa Halasy assert for herself the power we vest in our Supreme Being. She may ...
References The Exorcist