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Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy's starvation death
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DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the child's 2015 starvation death. The Dallas Morning News reports that a jury on Friday convicted 52-year-old Aracely (ar-uh-SEL'-ee) Meza of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Investigators say Meza and the boy's parents believed the 2-year-old had a demon inside him and that fasting would save him.