A DOOMSDAY cult leader who ordered two young girls to be starved and left in a hot car while the group awaited an apocalypse has been sentenced to 64 years in prison.
Madani Ceus, of Haiti, was given two back-to-back sentences, worth 32 years each, after the sisters died in 2017.
Madani Ceus, of Haiti, was sentenced to 64 years in prison after prosecutors said she ordered two young sisters to die starved in a hot car[/caption]
The girls — Hannah Marshal, eight, and Makayla Roberts, 10 — were found dead inside of a car that was parked near a farm in Telluride, Colorado.
Investigators believed the girls were dead for several weeks when their bodies were found in mid-September of that year.
The girls’ mother, Nashika Bramble, was charged with murder in the case and has been serving a life sentence in their deaths.
A forensic pathologist who conducted their autopsied said it’s “quite likely” they died of dehydration, malnourishment, and hyperthermia.
Hannah Marshal, eight, and Makayla Roberts, 10, were found dead near a farm in Telluride, Colorado, in September 2017[/caption]
But, the doctor said he couldn’t definitively say how they died because their bodies were found in such poor condition.
According to KCNC-TV, Ceus ordered the followers of her “spiritual” group — including Bramble — to lock the girls in a car without food or water because Ceus felt they were “unclean.”
The group was apparently waiting for an apocalypse.
The owner of the farm where the girls were found, Frederick “Alec” Blair, reached a plea deal in May 2018 for his role.
The girls’ mother, Nashika Bramble, was charged with murder in the case and has been serving a life sentence in their deaths[/caption]
The newest member of the group, he was charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory, and as part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the child abuse charges in return for pleading guilty to the accessory charge.
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Two other group members were each charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in death and single accessory count.
Blair told investigators he met the “cult” group at a gas station and invited them to use his land — and soon joined them living there in tents and cars, according to court documents.
Ceus was charged with felony child abuse resulting in death.