Mother and Relatives Who Killed 3-year-old in Torturous Exorcism to Cast Out “Demon” Leads to Death

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Memento Mori Desk
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5 min readJun 13, 2024


The case of Claudia Hernandez-Santos, her uncle Rene Jr. “Aaron” Hernandez-Santos, and her grandfather Rene Trigueros Hernandez has shocked the nation as they were charged in connection to the death of 3-year-old Arely Naomi Proctor. The tragic incident took place inside a San Jose church during what was described as an “exorcism” ritual in 2021. The trio has been ordered to stand trial in the case, and the details that have emerged are nothing short of harrowing. Here’s a detailed look at the events surrounding this heart-wrenching case.

Claudia Hernandez-Santos

Alleged Vision from God

  1. Claudia told police that God had informed her that her daughter would die on September 24, 2021, and that this was because she was never meant to be a mother.
  2. Claudia claimed that she received a vision from God, in which she believed that God was going to take her daughter, Arely, to heaven. This vision apparently led her to believe that her daughter had to die. She reportedly bought a funeral dress for her daughter while she was still alive.
Arely Naomi Proctor

The Alleged…