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Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 charged

Rachel Hilaire and Peggy LaBossiere appear at Brockton District Court on on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2018 in Bridgewater, Mass. The two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the unnamed girl's 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said. LaBossiere, 51, and Hilaire, 40, denied injuring the girl and threatening the boy and pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 29, to mayhem, assault and other charges. (Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprisenews.com via AP)

Rachel Hilaire and Peggy LaBossiere appear at Brockton District Court on on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2018 in Bridgewater, Mass. The two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the unnamed girl's 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said. LaBossiere, 51, and Hilaire, 40, denied injuring the girl and threatening the boy and pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 29, to mayhem, assault and other charges. (Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprisenews.com via AP)