Hulu’s latest true-crime documentary, “Demons and Saviors,” has arrived. The movie, which premiered Aug. 3, tells the story of Christina Boyer, a lady who was rumored to have telekinetic talents as a toddler and was imprisoned for the homicide of her 3-year-old daughter as an grownup. The documentary lets Boyer inform her story by a sequence of interviews performed over the phone, and options a wide range of conversations with individuals who have usually wildly completely different views on her story.
“Demons and Saviors” would not provide simple solutions. As an alternative it focuses on the info, leaving viewers to determine how they really feel about Boyer’s story. Here is what we all know for certain concerning the case.
Why Was Christina Boyer Labeled “The Poltergeist Lady” as a Youngster?
Boyer was born in 1996 in Columbus, OH. On the age of 14, per ABC Information, she started making headlines for her obvious psychic talents. In line with Boyer, all of it started when unusual occasions started occurring round her home, comparable to lights flashing on and off and a tv taking part in after it had been unplugged. Her adoptive mother and father, John and Joan Resch, had been extraordinarily non secular and believed Boyer was possessed, in order that they referred to as a neighborhood priest to carry out an exorcism, and likewise summoned the native paper to doc what was occurring. Boyer then grew to become the topic of a nationwide obsession, and studies had been claiming that Boyer was telekinetic — aka able to transferring objects with solely her thoughts. Quickly, she was nicknamed “The Poltergeist Lady” by the media.
Boyer ultimately moved away from her household, whom she alleges was abusive within the documentary, and entered a wedding that she alleges was additionally abusive. By 22, she had a 3-year-old daughter named Amber and was relationship a neighborhood man named David Herrin, per ABC Information. She was residing in Carrollton, GA, which was the place psychologists Invoice Roll and Jeannie Lagle additionally resided. Roll and Lagle had studied Boyer’s talents previously, and Boyer had begun engaged on a e book about her reported talents with Lagle when all the pieces modified.
What Occurred to Christina Boyer’s Daughter Amber?
On April 14, 1992, Amber was discovered useless at Boyer’s residence. In line with Boyer, she herself had been at Lagle’s home in the course of the time of Amber’s dying, and her daughter had been in Herrin’s care when she was killed. Lagle later corroborated her account. Boyer and Herrin had been each arrested for Amber’s homicide. Per ABC, a health worker discovered that Amber had died from a blow to the pinnacle, however stated she additionally had indicators of ongoing bodily abuse that appeared to have occurred days previous to the homicide. To keep away from a trial and doable dying sentence, Boyer agreed to a plea cut price, which she says she did to keep away from the dying penalty. Herrin, for his half, was acquitted of homicide and convicted of cruelty to kids.
The place Are the Key Gamers in “Demons & Saviors” Now?
Herrin served 11 years of his 20-year sentence earlier than his launch in 2011. His present whereabouts should not recognized. In the meantime, Boyer has been housed within the Pulaski State Jail in Hawkinsville, Georgia since 1992. In line with Ladies’s Well being, she has been pursuing a bachelor’s diploma in communications at Ashland College, and can be reportedly within the strategy of acquiring an affiliate’s diploma in church administration by way of the Christian Faculty and Seminary.
Over time, a bunch of supporters who name themselves “Group Tina” have additionally been working to exonerate Boyer, saying she couldn’t have dedicated the crime as a result of she was not at residence. “I am extra hopeful now really, as a result of there’s so many extra folks throughout which can be concerned,” Boyer says within the documentary. “I sat right here for years with only a few folks actually understanding what had occurred and caring. So I’ve extra hope now that if there’s something that may be accomplished, anyone will discover it.”
“Demons and Saviors” is now streaming on Hulu.