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A man was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the murder of his 18 year-old daughter and 2 year-old granddaughter.

Miguel Renteria stabbed and suffocated them both in October of 2011. Then he called 911 and calmly reported the crime. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder

Renteria told investigators that God told him to do it because the victims were possessed by the devil. Public defenders said Renteria suffers from schizophrenia. He will be evaluated by the Cook County Departement of Human Services to see if he needs mental health services.

The Department of Human Services is schedule to report back to the court on Oct. 11 with its findings and at that time Renteria will likely be transferred to a state facility for treatment, officials said. They said he will not be eligible for release from the state facility until he is found to be sane and not a threat to himself or anyone else.

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