- Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her
- DRC refugee meant to take blame for ‘satanic’ murder
- Satanic ritual trial continue
- Why ever more fathers are killing their children: Top criminologist reveals her research into this sickening trend
- Tony Alamo Properties In Fort Smith Sought For Restitution
- Alleged Galilee cult leader suspected of abusing children for decade
- Judge lifts ban on naming ex-priest Bill Carney accused of historic child sex abuse
Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her
Wed, May 22, 2013
Amanda Berry escaped from a decade of captivity in Ariel Castro‘s home in Ohio on May 6, but her suffering is far from over. In a new interview, her father Johnny Berry reveals that Amanda is having nightmares every night, in which she dreams that her captor Ariel is coming after her. He says she wakes up “screaming and crying.”….
Amanda, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus escaped from the house of horror May 6, and since then, Amanda has only been photographed once. In the photo, she is smiling with her sister, whom she had not seen for over a decade, and it is clear that she was in ecstasy after seeing her family again.
However, 27-year-old Amanda has since been having a hard time readjusting to the world, and it appears she is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder….
DRC refugee meant to take blame for ‘satanic’ murder
South Africa Tuesday 21 May 2013
Johannesburg – The Kirsty Theologo murder case will continue at the high court sitting in Palm Ridge, south of Johannesburg.
Isha Harvey, a 24-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, says he was meant to take the fall for Theologo’s murder by fleeing to his home country.
However, lawyers claim Harvey played no part in the planning or execution of the alleged satanic ritual that led to the death of his friend….
Harvey, one of four young people on trial, also told the court on Monday that money lent to co-accused Lindon Wagner by the deceased, had paid for the petrol used in her murder…. http://www.enca.com/south-africa/drc-refugee-meant-take-blame-satanic-murder
Satanic ritual trial continues South Africa Thursday 16 May 2013
JOHANNESBURG – The trial of three men and a girl accused of killing teenager Kirsty Theologo by setting her alight in an apparent satanic ritual was expected to continue in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
On May 2, Jeremy King, 20, gave evidence against four other youths accused of participating in the ritual. He told the court his version of events leading up to the incident.
Theologo, 18, and her friend were tied up, doused with petrol and set alight on a hill in southern Johannesburg on October 21, 2011….http://www.enca.com/world-sport-rugby/satanic-trial-continues
Why ever more fathers are killing their children: Top criminologist reveals her research into this sickening trend By Elizabeth Yardley 22 May 2013
As a criminologist specialising in murder, I have just completed research into the phenomenon of parents killing their children.
And my discoveries left me wondering not how it could happen — but just how soon it would be before another case of parental murder would hit the headlines.
Perhaps the most terrifying thing I have learned from my research is that the incidence of parents murdering their children is becomingly increasingly common. There have been 71 cases since 1980 – and the numbers are speeding up alarmingly.
In the Eighties, fewer than one child a year was murdered by a parent. Over the past decade, numbers have risen to two or three a year – a rate that is increasing steadily….
Though mothers are also capable of murdering their children, the vast majority of murders – 59 of the 71 – are committed by men. I call them Family Annihilators because they cold-bloodedly plot their family’s destruction….
I examined all of the cases of murders by parents of their children since 1980, looking at everything from the fathers’ jobs to the day of the week they committed the murder — and uncovered some quite extraordinary patterns.
In seven out of ten cases, the children have been at the centre of a bitter family break-up. Of course, I wouldn’t for a minute suggest that divorce inevitably leads to murder….
But they all seem to have one thing in common. They feel that their masculinity is being threatened. In getting divorced, they believe they are losing the one thing that makes them feel like successful men: their families.
In murdering their children, they are, in some twisted way, wresting back control not just of their children, but often of their wives, too….
often the trigger is that the spouse is with a new partner or is pregnant. He may have been dreaming of a reconciliation: now he has to face the reality of losing his wife for ever. In half of all cases of Family Annihilator, the murderer kills his former wife, too….
But these men seem to want to inflict maximum damage on their children as a way of proving just how powerful they are — and as a means to inflict the maximum pain on their wives….Fewer than 10 per cent of Family Annihilators have a record of domestic violence.
Even more frightening, perhaps, most have no record of mental illness. They have simply slipped beneath the radar….
And there is no way of predicting which men are going to carry on being loving fathers — and which are going to act on these feelings and turn into Family Annihilators.
Tony Alamo Properties In Fort Smith Sought For Restitution By Jeff Arnold
Times Record May 16, 2013
Two men with a $30 million judgment against Tony Alamo and federal prosecutors are both seeking Fort Smith properties owned by the evangelist, who is serving a 175-year prison sentence.
Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek won the judgment in a federal lawsuit in June 2011 when a jury found Alamo ordered them beaten while they were children and members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.
In July 2009, a federal jury in Texarkana, Ark., found Alamo guilty on 10 counts of transporting minor females in interstate commerce for the purpose of criminal sexual activity. In November 2009, Alamo was sentenced to 175 years in prison and is at a U.S. penitentiary in Marion, Ill.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed motion in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith and Texarkana, seeking the seizure of six Alamo properties, including two in Fort Smith — a home at 1405 Meadow Lane and a “mechanics shop” at 503 Division.
In an affidavit accompanying the motion, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Timmy Akins detailed how the properties were used to facilitate the sexual abuse of the girls Alamo was convicted of transporting across state lines for sexual activity.
If federal authorities are allowed to take ownership, the money from the sale of those properties would go toward $2.5 million in restitution — $500,000 for each victim — U.S. District Court Judge Harry Barnes ordered following Alamo’s 2009 conviction….
Alleged Galilee cult leader suspected of abusing children for decade
Munib Farhat, 56, suspected of imposing strict disciplinary code on 11 adults, 25 children • Cult leader allegedly forced parents to beat their children, withhold food….
Daniel Siryoti Newsletter Wednesday May 22, 2013
The details of a shocking child abuse scandal began to emerge on Tuesday in the Galilee town of Majd al-Krum when a Nazareth court lifted the gag order on the affair, which apparently has been going on for ten years.
Munib Farhat, a 56-year-old resident of Majd al-Krum, is suspected of heading a cult and enforcing his will on six families in his community, including dozens of children. The police suspect Farhat of forcing the members of his cult to beat their children, humiliate them, withhold food, lock them in bathrooms….The cult leader is also suspected of abusing the women in the cult, committing sexual assault and sodomizing them….
Farhat denied the allegations and argued that the complainant was seeking revenge against him for being kicked out of the compound.
The chief investigator, Superintendent Eyal Harari, said that the cult did not share a house, but instead lived in houses scattered across the town. “His method was to cozy up to weak, poor families and strike a relationship based on support and fear, to the point of complete dependence and a real fear of leaving the cult,” Harari explained.
The police said further that the suspect habitually locked women up when he was not satisfied with their cleaning duties….
Judge lifts ban on naming ex-priest Bill Carney accused of historic child sex abuse Tom Tuite – 22 May 2013
A FORMER priest awaiting trial on historic child sex abuse charges does not have the right to anonymity, a judge held today.
William Carney, aged 62, is charged with 34 counts of indecent assault of eight boys and two girls, at locations in Dublin and north east Leinster from 1969 until 1989.
Today at Cloverhill District Court, Judge Grainne Malone lifted an earlier gag order prohibiting the news media from naming the 62-year-old who currently has no fixed address.
Her ruling came following submissions from lawyers for the Irish Independent, RTE, The Irish Times, and the Irish Daily Mail’s publishers Associated Newspapers….