Apronianus, seeing that hunger and want had no effect upon them, summoned them. Demetria, after confessing her Faith, fell dead at the feet of the tyrant. She was placed in the hands of a wicked woman called Rufina who in vain endeavored to seduce her. She used blows as well as persuasion, but the Christian virgin remained faithful.
Apronianus ordered her to be tied to a pillar and beaten with scourges, laden with lead plummets, until she expired. The saint endured the torments with joy and died under the blows inflicted by the hands of the executioner