[Audio] Interview with man who saved girl from exorcism, possible murder; Humboldt’s last week of news

Episode sponsored by Adventure’s Edge, Eel River Brewing and Bongo Boy Studio.

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (7:28): An interview with John Marciel who likely saved a child’s life after intervening when her mother was “trying to remove the demons” from her at Centerville Beach near Ferndale.

The sheriff’s office says the mom stripped the 11-year-old girl naked and was shoving handfuls of sand in the her eyes and mouth. She allegedly also hit the girl with driftwood and struck, bit, and choked her. This girl was flown to a hospital out of the area and needed reconstructive surgery. John Marciel witnessed this while it was happening, intervened, and probably saved the girl’s life.

“(The emergency responders were) awesome,” he said. “(They’re) my heros. They put their lives on the line every single day that they get up and go to work for us. They are just completely awesome men and women… I feel that they should be more nominated for (awards) than I am.”

The Times Standard reported the 45-year-old mother, Kimberley Felder, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. Felder was reportedly going through a divorce and was trying to get custody of her three daughters. She was also possibly going on and off meds for depression.

The story begins at 7:28.

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