A mother who is accused of murdering her own daughter because she thought she was cursed has appeared in court on Friday.
Kassidey Booth, 2, from Annapolis, Md. was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon by a neighbor at the Bay Ridge Gardens apartments when they said they had not seen the little girl for a few days.
When the police came to question the mother, Chelsea Michelle Booth, 25, she told them that Kassidey was with her father. The police questioned Kassidey's father, Antwan Nelson, 28, of Baltimore and he said he had not seen his daughter in several months, reports WUSA news.
Police brought Booth to the Annapolis Police Department on Taylor Avenue for an interview and it was then she confessed that she smothered her toddler daughter to death and put her body in a dumpster, reported the Capital Gazette.
Court records were made public on Friday and disclosed that Booth believed her daughter was possessed by an evil spirit and was suffering from a "Muslim curse," placed on her by the child's father, so she laid on top of her and smothered her. She then wrapped her body in a blanket and put her in the dumpster.
The police searched through 95 tons of garbage on rail cars that were going to the landfill and found Kassidey's body on Thursday.