Mary Mast, 29, and her husband James Mast, 28, are accused of allowing their neighbors to murder their 4-year-old daughter Jessica.
The facts took place a few days ago in Lincoln, Missouri.
Ethan Mast and Kourtney Aumen, their neighbors aged 35 and 21 respectively, live in the house next to their home.
These convinced the parents that their child was possessed by demons and that it was necessary to exorcise her.
The parents let their neighbors beat and sexually abuse the girl for 15 days.
On December 19 Ethan Mast and Kourtney Aumen plunged the child into the icy water of a pond in order to “eliminate the demon that was in her”,
The four-year-old was found dead in the family home the next day.
The couple were charged with indiscriminate murder, and the child’s parents, who witnessed the incident without intervening, were charged with endangering a child resulting in death.