Woman gets 40-year prison term for slashing, beating 5-year-old son

Woman gets 40-year prison term for slashing, beating 5-year-old son

A jury delivered their verdict Thursday for a mother accused of a brutal attack on her 5-year-old son.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:46 PM

MAGNOLIA, Texas – A jury delivered their verdict Thursday for a mother accused of a brutal attack on her 5-year-old son.

The jury found 45-year-old Daphne Spurlock guilty of attempted capital murder and sentenced her to 40 years in prison.

Spurlock claimed that she beat and slashed her son Michael with a knife because he was “infested with demons.”

It happened at their home in Magnolia in March 2012.

Michael is now being cared for by his sister who said he’s made great strides since the attack. He spent almost 18 months in rehab after a month in the hospital, but has recovered enough that he’s now back in school.

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