Who is Jackeline Cordero? NY woman stabs mother, 60, five times for refusing to recite prayer

Jackeline Cordero stabbed her mother five times when she refused to say the Santeria, an Afro-Cuban religious prayer


                            Who is Jackeline Cordero? NY woman stabs mother, 60, five times for refusing to recite prayer
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A frenzied Lower East Side woman, identified as Jackeline Cordero, stabbed her mother five times when she refused to say the Santeria, an Afro-Cuban religious prayer, news outlets reported on Wednesday, July 27.

In other news of recent stabbings, a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for killing a pedophile charged with sexually assaulting young boys at their east London estate. Also in the UK, a woman allegedly stabbed her mom to death and tried to kill her brother after getting upset that the family home was put up for sale.

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Who is Jackeline Cordero?

Cordero, a 33-year-old resident of the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City, committed the heinous act at the family's Madison Street home around noon on Tuesday, July 26.

Cordero allegedly pulled a butcher knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill her 60-year-old mother if she would not perform the Afro Cuban prayer, according to police, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. 



 

According to authorities, she stabbed her mother once in the stomach and then four more times after she refused to say the prayers. The injured, elderly woman was eventually able to flee and phone 911 from a neighbor's apartment. Cordero was apprehended on the building's roof by police, charged with assault, and taken to Bellevue Hospital. Her mother was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

What is Santeria?

Santeria, which translates to 'Way of the Saints', is an Afro-Caribbean religion founded on Yoruba beliefs and traditions, with some Roman Catholic components incorporated. La Regla Lucumi and the Rule of Osha are two other names for the faith.

Santeria is a syncretic religion that arose in Cuba as a result of the slave trade, brought in by enslaved Africans from Nigeria and Benin. The diasporic, polytheistic religion teaches that through offerings and prayers, individuals can help some of their unevolved spirits to become evolved.

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