Mom Wrote 'Divine Mercy' in Girl's Blood
Told police she was afraid daughter would become sex slave
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2010 4:30 PM CST
Marci Webber is seen in this mugshot.   (Handout)

(Newser) – Prosecutors have accused a woman of slitting her own 4-year-old daughter’s throat, and scrawling the words “divine mercy” on the bathroom walls in blood. The woman, 43-year-old Marci Webber, told police that she “wanted to keep her daughter from being an Internet sex slave,” the assistant state attorney said today in a bond hearing. Webber also slashed her own wrist, but survived the wound, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Webber has three daughters, aged 18, 10, and 4, each with a different father. The eldest was the first to stumble on the grisly scene Wednesday, when she stopped by her grandmother’s townhouse to check on her mother, who was visiting from New York. Webber was taken to the hospital, and eventually arrested yesterday. She was charged with first degree murder today, with bail set at $5 million.

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atbo
Nov 8, 2010 7:06 PM CST
THIS ISN'T ABOUT ABORTION. SHUT THE F#@K UP.
Count-Spatula
Nov 8, 2010 5:50 PM CST
Why are straight people so messed up?
fractal
Nov 8, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Paranoid Schizophrenia seems to go hand in hand with religious AND sexual preoccupation. I have seen it a hundred times. They bounce back and forth between the two (for them) dualities, and you had better stay out of the way, because they WILL follow their voices. This woman needs medication in the worst way. She will be devastated when she comes back down to earth and realizes what she has done.