Woman arrested for performing exorcism, biting and choking her own child

CALIFORNIA -- A woman was arrested for performing an exorcism, which involved attacking her own child.

Kimberly Felder is charged with attempted homicide and felony child abuse.  She was with her 11-year-old daughter at a beach in California on Friday.

Officials say the girl was naked when Felder shoved handfuls of sand into the child's eyes and mouth.  She was also seen hitting, biting and choking her.

It didn't stop until a bystander broke it up.

The child was treated for her injuries including severe damage to her right ear.

The sheriff's office said she could have been killed if no one rescued her.