A Virginia mother charged with killing her 6-year-old daughter told a detective that she did so to send her to heaven and protect her from aliens, according to court documents filed this week.
Darla Elizabeth Hise, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the February murder of her daughter Abigail Grace Hise. According to the Roanoke Times, she used a shotgun to kill the child in their home.
Hise’s attorney wrote that Hise told police at a psychiatric hospital, where Hise was diagnosed with a possible PTSD or drug-induced psychosis, that she had “aliens in her body and wanted them removed from her stomach.” Her lawyer, Tony Anderson, has asked that Hise’s statement to police be suppressed, arguing that she was unable to waive her right to remain silent because of her mental condition and drug use.
“In this case, the evidence will show that [Hise’s] drug use and psychosis prevented her