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20-Year-Old Says 'Demon' Made Him Stab Girlfriend To Death, Burn 8-Month Old Son In Fire

"It would take an animal to do something like this.”

A Florida man has blamed the death of his girlfriend and his own infant son on a "demon" he was possessed by.

Diamond Shelman and 8-month old Jeremiah Shelman were found dead in a burning apartment this weekend. Police discovered that injuries on the mother weren’t consistent with a fire death.

Larry Bernard Williams, 20, was arrested for the deaths.

Williams allegedly confessed by telling police "the demon that takes him over" is responsible for killing them, WFLA reports.

Police said he stabbed Diamond on Sunday morning before slitting her throat. He spread gasoline around the apartment to set it on fire.

Diamond’s mother said she recently broke up with Williams.

Of Diamond, her mother said, “If you met her, she had the sweetest spirit, nobody would want to hurt her, it would take an animal to do something like this.”

[Photo: WFLA]

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