Prosecutors say they will not file charges against a father and son arrested on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife in Northern California to perform an exorcism.
San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Robert Himelblau told The Record of Stockton on Thursday that 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and 20-year-old Victor Farias would not be charged. He declined to say why. The father and son were accused of kidnapping 41-year-old Blanca Farias from Stockton on Saturday. They were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Blanca Farias told News10 in Sacramento they told her she had devils inside her and took her to a church, where they bathed her in oil and made her drink it.From here.
What the hell were prosecutors thinking? And, why won't they tell the public?
Two priests were also involved in the exorcism attempt and are not facing charged. The woman was tricked into entering the car under the guise of a couple's counseling meeting for the one year divorced couple. The father may have been in the country illegally as he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol. Additional context here. Another source states: "Cops were tipped off about the amateur religious activity by the victim's roommate."