Brittany Jacks, 17, Tatianna Jacks, 11, N’Kiah Fogle, 6, and Aja Fogle, 5, were withdrawn from the Washington, D.C., public school system in March of 2007 to be homeschooled by their mother. In January of 2008, their bodies were discovered in an advanced state of decomposition by marshals serving an eviction notice. Their mother, Banita Jacks, 33, said that the four were “possessed by demons” and claimed that they had died in their sleep. Their bodies showed evidence of stabbing and strangulation. Jacks was tried and convicted.
Date: January 2008
Location: Washington, D.C.