The Exorcism of little Skyler Wilson: North Carolina parents held over horrifying death of 4-year-old son

The Exorcism of little Skyler Wilson: North Carolina parents held over horrifying death of 4-year-old son
Joseph Paul “Joe” Wilson, 41, and Jodi Ann Wilson, 38, allegedly performed an exorcism on their son Skyler Wilson (left), who later died. (Surry County Sheriffs Office)

NORTH CAROLINA: Shocking details have emerged about the death of a four-year-old boy who was allegedly killed by his adoptive parents. Joseph Paul “Joe” Wilson and Jodi Ann Wilson have reportedly been put in the Surry County Detention Center after their arrests on January 13 on murder charges.


Now, search warrants have reportedly disclosed that Skyler Wilson was restrained and isolated. Besides, exorcisms were also performed before his death. It has been said that disturbing details concerning the case came to light after the Surry County Sheriff's Office along with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) examined the suspects’ home and the man’s office. The officers recovered wrist and ankle restraints and analyzed the accused’s phones and computers. The Department of Social Services (DSS) has also pointed to the possible abuse endured by the deceased child.


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As per a statement by Surry County Sheriff’s Office, “On January 6, 2023, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Child Protective Services regarding a four-year-old child. The four-year-old, Skyler Wilson, had been transported to Brenner’s Children Hospital by Surry County Emergency Medical Services after suffering from a medical emergency on January 5, 2023.”


Skyler suffered a brain injury due to a lack of oxygen

However, Skyler could not be saved and he was pronounced dead on January 9. A doctor who treated the little one claimed that the victim suffered a brain injury due to a lack of oxygen owing to his parents' restrictions, WFMY-TV reported. The search warrants also revealed that on the day the medical emergency happened and before a call went to 911, Jodi sent a message to her husband, saying Skyler was having issues as she was swaddling her.

Skyler Wilson died on Jan. 9
Skyler Wilson died on Jan. 9 "from injuries related to the abuse sustained by his parents."


The woman had also allegedly shared a photo with her husband that showed the boy wrapped in a blanket. His face was towards the floor with the duct tape making sure that the sheet is fixed to the floor. Additionally, an ex-foster parent of Skyler contacted the County DSS on December 7, 2022, while expressing their concern for the child and his siblings, who were under the Wilsons’ care. The complainer had claimed that Jodi “told them about the swaddling, food restriction, and exorcisms of the kids,” WFMY-TV stated.

Meanwhile, the Wilsons’ other children have now been reported in the care of the DSS. The suspects are expected to be in court on February 2. According to Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt, “This is a tragic event that resulted in the death of a precious child way too soon. Please remember the other siblings involved in this situation as well as the investigators who worked tirelessly on this case in your thoughts and prayers.”




A lot of people have reacted to the possible abuse and death of Skyler with one saying, “Can we not wait to see the evidence and the trial? I'm all for the harshest punishment!!!! But I need more than an arrest before I completely condemn. Having said that, in sick over this.” Another commented, “Prayers for these children, for the poor deceased child and especially all the LEO, emergency personnel and social workers involved. Always remember, some of these folks have seen things most of us never want to see or hear about.”


A third user wrote, “What the hell is wrong with these people. A innocent child. Why would anyone leave these kids with unstable parents and now they going to get lawyers and I hope prison sentences. They ought to do them the same way they did that child.” Another user added, “A 4 year old innocent kid being abused by the two people who was supposed to have his heart and protection in their best interest. Makes me absolutely sick to my stomach!! I hope you two never see the light of day again for taking an innocent life such as y’all did. Maybe our tax dollars can do something useful for a change.”

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