Execution date set for East Texas man who beat, killed 13-month-old during 'exorcism'

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An execution date is set for a Rusk County man accused of the beating death of a 13-month-child.

Blaine Milam, 28, was sentenced to death in 2010 for the death of 13-month-old Amora Carson during an alleged exorcism.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the execution date for Blaine Keith Milam, 28, is set for Jan. 15, 2019.

Amora died in December 2008 after she was fatally struck by Milam to rid her of demons. She was also bitten multiple times and beaten with a hammer.

According to the Associated Press, Milam lost a federal appeal in May 2018.

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