There is no limit to brutal crime in this world. One such disturbing story is about a woman who killed her infant. Dena Schlosser is a psychotic woman who put her innocent child to death. She committed this crime due to mental problems and the influence of a religious cult.
No matter what reason, she did the crime. The story of this heartless mother murdering her child makes it an inhumane homicide in history. Let us see the story of Dena Schlosser from Texas and why she killed her own infant Margaret.
Background details you need to know about Dena Schlosser
Born in 1969, Dena Schlosser is from Texas, United States. Growing up in an ordinary Texas household she did her graduation from Marist College. The ironic part of the story is that Schlosser is a psychologist by profession. However, this could not stop her from having mental issues. From the age of 8, she had to suffer from hydrocephalus.
Due to this condition, at the age of 13, she went through eight surgeries. This surgery affected not only her physically but mentally too. After the operation, Schlosser had to remain bald for many years. This results in constant bullying from classmates at school. Let us see more about Dena Schlosser and how she met her husband.
The marriage life of Dena Schlosser and her husband John Schlosser
When studying psychology at Texas University, Schlosser met John for the first time. John, an engineer, fell in love with Dena at first sight. It was a happy life for the couple as they married and had children. However, John Schlosser did not allow his wife to work outside. He took the responsibility to provide for the family.
Also, Dena took care of her children at home. The two children of the Schlosser are Kelsie and Breana. However, Schlosser faces various troubles when John lo his job. The family of four now faces financial problems. Also, this situation made them move to another place near Water of Life.
The Schlosser new life in a new place that results in misery
Dena and her husband John wanted to raise their children in a spiritual house. When facing financial trouble, they find a place near Life of water church. This chance allowed them to meet new friends and learn church teachings. They did go to church every Sunday.
Also, the couple gets an apartment near the church for convenience. After settling in the new place, relatives could see changes in Dena’s personality. They also see her fascination with the church pastor. This was the beginning of the misery in the Schlosser household. Also, let us see more about the upsetting details of this story.
The influence of the church in Dena Schlosser life
As an active church member, Dena was intrigued by the teaching. She did not miss going to church. Pastor Doyle Davidson had a huge influence on her life. To the members, the pastor describes himself as a prophet. Also, he was into witchcraft. One day he also shares his idea of using medicine with witchcraft to cure illnesses. After hearing all of this Dena’s faith in this church increases. However, she did not know what toxic influence it had on her.
Even when her children face health issues, she does not seek a doctor but follows the pastor’s advice to pray for and cure. When joining as a member of this church, she had only two kids. Within a few years after moving to the new place Schlosser welcomed their third daughter Margret. Let us see more about the innocent Margret and the horrors this infant endured.
Birth of Margret and worsening mental health of Dena Schlosser
In 2003, Dena expected her third child. Through the help of a midwife, the third daughter was born healthy. During the first two pregnancies, Dena experiences minor postpartum depression. There were visible symptoms of mental issues. With the birth of the third child, depression worsens. Further, her family knew about her dangerous condition when she cut herself with a knife.
This incident takes place a day after Margaret was born to Dena. Even this did not alert John, her husband, about her mental health. He did not seek medical help for his wife, which worsened the situation. When Dena cut herself, her husband wrapped bandages to cover the injury. Let us see more about Dena Schlosser’s diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Schlosser attempted to suicide and sought psychiatric help
After injuring herself, Dena did not stop after injuring herself, but her mental issue worsened. She attempts suicide which makes her seek Psychiatric help. The hospital diagnoses her with bipolar issues at that time. Also, the Texas child support service did not take this matter lightly.
They started investigating this case and advised that she remain alone with the children. Due to her psychotic problems, she can injure herself or her kids. Due to these reasons, John Schlosser’s sister takes care of the children while Dena is undergoing therapy.
Dena Schlosser psychosis and chopping her infants arm
After a few days of therapy, Dena was allowed to return home but with strict supervision. The facility advised her not to go near her children. Also, they checked on her mental health from time to time. However, there are several instances when Dena scared her child. One day her elder daughter was watching a cartoon. For Dena, it seemed like the characters mocked her because she ran behind her daughter. After this incident, she was constantly monitored.
However, when she was getting better, Dena stopped taking medications. Without medication, her condition suddenly deteriorated. One evening Dena decides to sacrifice her infant to god. The church’s influence and mental issues made her do this brutal act. That day she sends off her husband and other children to bed. Dena Schlosser took a giant kitchen knife and cut her infant’s arm that day. No one thought a mother could do a horrible thing to her daughter.
Due to severe blood loss, an innocent child lost her life at the hands of her mother. The cops did arrive with a paramedical soon. However, it was too late for anyone to save the innocent Margaret. On the other hand, Dena Schlosser was imprisoned for her crime and is receiving antipsychotic medication. The court says that it is best for everyone if she stays at round-the-clock care in Texas.