The twisted confessions of pastor from Louisiana who inspired ‘True Detective’, Babies in black dresses abused while laying in a Pentagram, drinking cat’s blood and Satanic writings on church walls, Youth Found Hanged in L.I. Cell after His Arrest in Ritual Killing
March 20, 2014 Comments Off on The twisted confessions of pastor from Louisiana who inspired ‘True Detective’, Babies in black dresses abused while laying in a Pentagram, drinking cat’s blood and Satanic writings on church walls, Youth Found Hanged in L.I. Cell after His Arrest in Ritual Killing
EXCLUSIVE: Babies in black dresses abused while laying in a Pentagram, drinking cat’s blood and Satanic writings on church walls: The twisted confessions of the pedophile pastor from Louisiana who inspired ‘True Detective’
Writer of hit HBO series this week hinted at a sick pedophile ring in Louisiana as inspiration
Just like the series it involved a church pastor, a corrupt deputy, Satanic rituals and even shares names
Pastor Louis Lamonica Jr. of Hosanna Church, Hammond, Louisiana, confessed to being the head of a Satanic ring in 2005. At the time police feared up to 25 children could have fallen victim
MailOnline has seen his spine-tingling confession to the crime in which he claimed he was one of six who took part in the abuse
But at his trial his defense said he confessed falsely because he was under the spell of a charismatic woman denounced as a ‘false prophet’ who wanted to take over the church
By Laura Collins In Amite, Louisiana
17 March 2014
At 1.15pm on 16 May, 2005, Pastor Louis Lamonica Jr strolled into Detective Stan Carpenter’s office in Livingston, Louisiana and made his confession. What he had to say ‘floored’ the detective.
The pastor of Hosanna Church in nearby Hammond claimed he had performed satanic rituals, child abuse and animal sacrifice in the church and that he was not alone.
He named his fellow perpetrators and he named their child victims. It marked the beginning of the Hosanna Church Scandal and exposed a vicious pedophile ring in a case whose shockwaves reverberate in Lamonica’s former parish of Tangipahoe to this day.
In his confession, seen by MailOnline, Lamonica sat down and announced: ‘I want to talk about the dedication (to Satan) of a baby. It was held at the church, upstairs, in what was called the Youth Room.’
He went onto describe a room where all the windows were covered in black, ‘like black paper, keep it dark.’
There was a pentagram in the middle of the floor, he said and a book of ‘Spells and Temptations.’ On this occasion, he claimed, there were five others present: Austin ‘Trey’ Bernard III, then 36, Lamonica’s wife Robin, 45, church member Paul Fontenot, 21, sheriff’s deputy Chris Labat, 24 and Patricia ‘Trish’ Pierson, 56. All but LeBat later pleaded guilty to charges ranging from aggravated rape to sexual battery to obstruction of justice.Labat was charged with child pornography but subsequently the charges were dismissed.
Lamonica stated: ‘They would start off like a church service but it was Satanic music. There were candles burning, dark, red candleholders. And the dedication of baby A into Satan with this Pentagram, she was put in the middle, in a black dress.’
He described chanting around the child – Trey Bernard’s daughter, barely one year old at the time – before killing a cat, draining its blood and each drinking it.
He claimed they did not make the child drink because she was too young and instead took off her dress and sprinkled the blood over her.
These meetings, according to Lamonica, took place once every two to three months.
On other occasions ‘certain girls would be picked and have sexual relationships with. The guys would line up, one by one, they would come and they would have sex with that girl. And the same if there was a woman…they would have [a] homosex (sic) relationship and oral sex, acting like one was a man and one was a woman.’
He claimed that there was ‘feces laid around. There was urine.’
And he claimed that during these satanic rituals he would become ‘distorted’ by the Devil and that demons would change him into an animal – ‘a snake, a fox, wolf, spiders.’
His words are reminiscent of the notion of Courir de Mardi Gras, central to True Detective’s version of Satanism and the occult and explained by Cohle as ‘a very rural sense of Mardi Gras, you know, the men on horses, animal masks and such.’
In the show, that Cajun culture is twisted into the killer’s satanic ritual of posing his victims with antlers….
To the prosecutor, District Attorney Don Wall, the case had nothing to do with the occult – any reference to that was simply subterfuge and an attempt by Lamonica to wriggle out of his own guilt by somehow claiming to have been ‘compelled’ by Satan.
YOUTH FOUND HANGED IN L.I. CELL AFTER HIS ARREST IN RITUAL KILLING
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Published: July 8, 1984
A teen-ager charged with slaying and mutilating a 17-year-old Long Island boy in what authorities said was a ritual carried out before followers of a satanic cult was found hanged early yesterday in his cell at the Suffolk County Jail.
The Suffolk County Sheriff, John Finnerty, listed the death of the suspect, Richard Kasso, 17 years old, of Northport, L.I., as an apparent suicide. A guard had found him hanging from a bedsheet.
The Sheriff ordered that a second youth charged in the case, James Troiano, 18, of East Northport, be placed under a 24-hour suicide watch.
Confessions Are Cited
The suspect’s death was the latest development in the murder of Gary Lauwers of East Northport, who vanished June 15. According to what the authorities said were confessions by the two suspects, Mr. Lauwers was stabbed repeatedly and had his eyes gouged out in a four-hour ritual in the light of a campfire in a wooded area near Northport on the night of June 16….
The motive for the killing, investigators said, apparently was revenge over the theft of drugs. Authorities said Mr. Kasso had told them that the victim had stolen from him 10 bags of a powerful illegal hallucinogen, phencyclidine, known popularly as PCP or ”angel dust.” A white powder, it is often rolled with marijuana and smoked; it is known to produce violent and unpredictable behavior….
Village officials, local clergymen and concerned residents yesterday planned meetings to talk about the murder, and about their children and the strange events and the drug-influenced cult. In recent years, the police recalled, many residents have complained of pets and domestic animals stolen, possibly for use in cult rituals.
The cult, according to Assistant District Attorney Bill Keahon of Suffolk County, is known as the ”Knights of the Black Circle.” It has about 20 teen-age members and has held gatherings for several years in the Northport area involving ”the sacrifice of animals, the burning and torturing of animals” in satanic rituals, he said….
Citing the confessions, which the police said were given by the suspects voluntarily without lawyers, the police said that during the ritual some of the victim’s clothing was burned as the cult members chanted, and that the dying victim was forced to say, ”I love Satan.” ….
Mr. Kasso was awaiting trial on a charge of opening a 19th-century grave in April and stealing a skull and a hand, purportedly for use in a ritual. He once underwent treatment at a drug rehabilitation center at South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, the police said….
Simultaneously, Mr. Kasso reportedly told the police, he heard a crow screech ”and this was indication to him, as a Satan worshiper, that the devil had ordered him to kill Lauwers.”….
The traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited, Dismissal of Yeshiva University sex abuse lawsuit makes strong case for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act, Suspect with NC ties in Craigslist killing claims 22 other slayings “as part of her involvement in a satanic cult”
February 17, 2014 Comments Off on The traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited, Dismissal of Yeshiva University sex abuse lawsuit makes strong case for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act, Suspect with NC ties in Craigslist killing claims 22 other slayings “as part of her involvement in a satanic cult”
The traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited. Neuropsychiatry, 4(1), 65-79 (2014).
Read J, Fosse R, Moskowitz A, Perry B.
Evidence that childhood adversities are risk factors for psychosis has accumulated rapidly. Research into the mechanisms underlying these relationships has focused, productively, on psychological processes, including cognition, attachment and dissociation. In 2001, the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model sought to integrate biological and psychological research by highlighting the similarities between the structural and functional abnormalities in the brains of abused children and adults diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia’. No review of relevant literature has subsequently been published. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to summarize the literature on biological mechanisms underlying the relationship between childhood trauma and psychosis published since 2001. A comprehensive search for relevant papers was undertaken via Medline, PubMed and psycINFO. In total, 125 papers were identified, with a range of methodologies, and provided both indirect support for and direct confirmation of the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model. Integrating our growing understanding of the biological sequelae of early adversity with our knowledge of the psychological processes linking early adversity to psychosis is valuable both theoretically and clinically.
The traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited full text
Multiple studies and reviews have found a causal relationship between childhood trauma/adversity and psychosis.
The 2001 traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis identified similarities in the brains of traumatized children and adults diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Subsequently, 125 publications have provided indirect support for, or direct confirmation of, the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model.
Many studies have now demonstrated the relationship between psychosis and over-reactivity to stress of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and the dopaminergic system.
Studies of the frontal lobes and hippocampus also support the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model.
Two lines of evidence link prior stress and brain alterations to cognitive deficits in individuals diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
Clinical implications include the need to routinely take trauma/neglect/loss histories from all users of mental health services.
Dismissal of Yeshiva University sex abuse lawsuit makes strong case for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act
BY Michael O’Keeffe February 13, 2014
When U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl dismissed the $680 million sexual abuse lawsuit filed by 34 former Yeshiva University prep school students two weeks ago because the alleged assaults took place after the statute of limitations expired, he inadvertently made a strong case for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act.
Koeltl, displaying an astonishing lack of awareness about issues facing sexual abuse victims, claimed the plaintiffs should have brought their claims before they turned 21 years old. But mental health experts say – and sex abuse scandals involving football coaches at Poly Prep, Penn State and other institutions prove – that most victims are prepared to address the damage they have suffered until they are in their 40s.
Markey’s office sent us a press release earlier this month about her bill, which would eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations on child sexual abuse.
Suspect with NC ties in Craigslist killing claims 22 other slayings
The Associated Press February 15, 2014
SUNBURY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.
In an interview with The Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour, who once lived in Dunn, N.C., said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult….
She claims she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13 before moving to North Carolina. Online records for the woman that the newspaper identified as Barbour’s mother show her as having lived in both Alaska and North Carolina.
Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’, Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery, Adolfo Constanzo biography
February 16, 2014 Comments Off on Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’, Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery, Adolfo Constanzo biography
Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’
February 15 2014
By Sheree Bega
….As Judge Borchers read out her sentence in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, Du Toit breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, there would be justice for teenager Kirsty Theologo. A life sentence for Lindon Wagner. Twenty years for his accomplice cousin, Robin Harwood.
….It was on October 21, 2011, when Wagner, Harwood and two other friends lured Theologo and her best friend, then 14, to a koppie behind a swimming club in Linmeyer, south of Joburg.
There they bound Theologo, smashed her head with a rock, doused her with petrol and set her alight as a sacrificial offering to the devil. They also set her friend alight. Theologo died a week later from severe burns.
Wagner was handed a life sentence for the murder and a further 18 years for trying to murder her friend. Harwood was sentenced to 20 years for being an accomplice….
Valentine’s Day: Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery
By Divya Avasthy February 14, 2014
India’s top court has stopped an inhuman practice of “dedicating” young girls to the goddess in a southern Indian temple, a ritual that eventually pushes victims into life-long sex slavery.
The court intervention came even as the fate of hundreds of helpless girls was being decided by the “holy men” who fancied that the children should be ceremonially dedicated to the goddess as “Devadasis”, or temple prostitutes, on the full-moon night of 14 February.
Young women are dedicated to the goddess when they are about five years old and are forced to become sex slaves when they reach puberty.
The Devadasi system is a form of public prostitution traditionally authorised by the custodians of religion until it was banned in the country in 1988.
Devadasis “serving” in temples are auctioned to priests, rich men or landowners, and then they become the “property” of the village, often ending up in brothels.
Every year, young girls from poor and Dalit (lower class) families are sexually exploited for the rest of their lives after being forced to “marry” temple deities in a rite commemorated publicly in Davangere district in the state of Karnataka whose capital is Bangalore, the information technology hub of India….
Quoting a report by the NCW, the bench noted that the practice continues in many rural areas of India, and that an estimated 250,000 lower-caste women are living as Devadasis, after being forced into a barbarous life of prostitution in the guise of custom.
“Even though outlawed, the Devadasi system persists, forcing women into a life time of sexual exploitation,” the court noted.
Dalit women have traditionally been more vulnerable to being sold as Devadasis by priests and village elders who play the religion card to justify such institutions….
Adolfo Constanzo biography
Born on November 1, 1962, Adolfo Constanzo was a serial killer in the 1980s, whose religious cult performed ritual murders. In 1983, Constanzo traveled to Mexico City, where recruited his first disciples. After multiple killings, he managed to evade police by hiding out at his Mexico City ranch until a 1989 raid, during which he asked his fellow cult member to shoot him dead.
Free to worship as he wished, Adolfo started an apprenticeship with a Haitian priest, who taught him the skills he needed to “profit from evil.” Constanzo, now in his teens, cruised gay bars committing petty crimes and robbing graves to stock his priest’s cauldron. By 1976, Constanzo believed he was developing psychic powers, supposedly predicting the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan.
In early 1983, Constanzo pledged himself to Kadiempembe, his religion’s version of Satan….
During this time, police believe Constanzo began to feed his cauldron with human offerings. According to their records, authorities say he and his cult were responsible for at least 23 ritual murders around Mexico City….
Constanzo scheduled another ritual killing for March 13, 1989, in order to ensure the safe passage of a shipment of illegal drugs. The victim’s suffering, however, wasn’t sufficient for Constanzo. “They must die screaming,” he insisted, telling the cult members that he wanted an American student for his next ritual. The group lured 21-year-old Mark Kilroy, an affluent American student, to their van. When the young man tried to escape, the group bludgeoned him in the back of the head with a machete. The group was elated by the sacrifice. Kilroy’s death, however, would turn out to be a fatal error for Adolfo Constanzo….
Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’, Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
February 12, 2014 Comments Off on Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’, Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
– Satanic murderer was ‘rejected as a child’
– Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’
– Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
– Two suspects charged in brutal killing of teen found in Clear Lake area apartment
Satanic murderer was ‘rejected as a child’
February 11 2014 By SAPA
Johannesburg – Lindon Wagner, found guilty Kirsty Theologo’s murder, had a troubled childhood and was rejected by his father, the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.
Lydia van Niekerk, for Wagner, said the rejection Wagner suffered during his childhood when he tried to reach out to his father had a serious impact on him.
Wagner started taking drugs from an early age, became an addict, and had a long history of drug abuse….
Cousins Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty for their part in the murder of Theologo as well as attempted murder and assault.
Theologo and her friend, who was 14 at the time and may not be named, were assaulted, doused with petrol and set alight in a Satanic “soul-selling” ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011….
Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’
February 11 2014 By Getrude Makhafola
Johannesburg – Robin Harwood, found guilty of the murder of Kirsty Theologo, lived almost in a fantasy world, the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.
“He was immature, almost lived in an unreal, fantasy world,” his lawyer Gail Sidwell said during arguments in mitigation of his sentencing.
She said Harwood and his friends took drugs and alcohol, and that drugs made him aggressive.
Cousins Lindon Wagner and Harwood are to be sentenced for their part in Theologo’s murder, as well as attempted murder, and assault….
Theologo and her friend, who was 14 at the time, were assaulted, doused with petrol and set alight in a Satanic “soul-selling” ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011.
Theologo died in hospital of her injuries a week later. Her friend survived the attack….
Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
Corriann Cervantes’ body was found half-naked with an upside-down cross carved into her stomach
The 15-year-old was abducted Wednesday and found dead, with religious items around her, on Saturday
Jose Reyes confessed to kidnapping, killing and raping her
A 16-year-old classmate of Cervantes has also been arrested and charged as a juvenile
By Michael Zennie
11 February 2014
A 15-year-old girl has been horrifically murdered in Houston in what appears to be a satanic ritual killing. She was found with an upside-down cross carved into her stomach and religious items placed in a circle around her partially naked body.
Police say Corriann Cervantes was abducted, then raped and bashed in the head with the lid of a toilet tank and an ashtray until she died. She was kidnapped on Wednesday, but her body was not found until Saturday morning.
Police arrested 17-year-old Jose E. Reyes and a 16-year-old classmate of Corriann’s, who knew her from the alternative high school they both attended in Clear Lake, Texas.
Reyes confessed to the horrific crime and said he had killed Corriann so that his younger friend could ‘sell his soul to the devil,’ according to KTRK-TV….
One of the neighbors who found her body said there were religious items placed around her body, according to KTRK….
Two suspects charged in brutal killing of teen found in Clear Lake area apartment Monday, February 10, 2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston police have arrested two suspects for the vicious murder of a 15-year-old Clear Lake girl, whose body was found in an apartment that police say had evidence of “occult activity.”
….According to law enforcement sources, Reyes confessed to killing Cervantes with a friend, so his friend “could sell his soul to the devil.” Cervantes was found partially clothed and had severe head trauma and numerous brutal injuries. They say she had a broken toilet tank lid around her head and an upside-down cross carved in her stomach.
Police arrested the Reyes after receiving information from the Webster Police Department that he had confessed to a family member. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested at Clear Path Alternative school in the Clear Creek School ISD….
November 8, 2013 Comments Off on Kirsty Theologo’s satanic murder: 2 guilty
Kirsty Theologo’s satanic murder: 2 guilty 7 November 2013
Two of four people accused of killing Kirsty Theologo were found guilty of murder, attempted murder and assault today.
Linden Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty of all three charges by the high court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge. They are yet to be sentenced.
Harvey Isha was acquitted of all charges while Courtney Daniels was found guilty of common assault….
Mixed feelings over Theologo verdict 2013-11-07
Johannesburg – Two men were convicted of the satanic murder of Kirsty Theologo on Thursday while a young woman escaped jail, evoking mixed feelings outside court.
A fourth accused, Harvey Isha, was acquitted of all charges.
Linden Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty in the high court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court of the assault, murder and attempted murder of Theologo, 18, and her friend who was 14-years-old old at the time….
Wagner had told the court that something had come over him when he attacked his friend Theologo.
He admitted that he had intended to sell his soul that night in return for power but nothing had happened.
He gave a detailed account of how a five-pointed star was drawn at the place where the girls were to be sacrificed. A fire was made and a bible was thrown into it. He and some of his co-accused then cut their hands and dripped their blood into the blaze.
Some of them had planned to eat Theologo’s flesh, drink her blood and burn her body.
Wagner said his and the other ritual partakers souls were meant to be received by the beast referred to in a Bible passage in the book of Revelations….
Theologo family calls for tough sentences
FRIDAY, 08 NOVEMBER, 2013
JOHANNESBURG – Kirsty Theologo’s family on Thursday said while they’re happy two of the four people accused of killing her have been convicted of murder, they’re feeling anxious ahead of sentencing on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty by the high court sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrates Court of the premeditated murder of the 18-year-old and the attempted murder of her 14-year-old friend, who sustained severe burns in the attack.
Theologo’s mother Sylvia says she’s relieved the trial is almost over and hopes Judge Geraldine Borchers will hand out lengthy sentences to the two convicted killers.
Thursday’s judgment marked the end of the ordeal for co-accused Harvey Isha, who was acquitted of all charges….
October 16, 2013 Comments Off on Murder accused ‘expected Satan to appear’
Murder accused ‘expected Satan to appear’
October 11 2013 By Naledi Mailula
‘Satanic’ murder accused ‘wanted power’
Satanic murder suspect apologised
We had to ‘finish them off’: Wagner
Satanic trial: Alleged mastermind testifies
Johannesburg – The alleged mastermind of a deadly satanic ritual expected Satan to appear after calling on him in a chant, the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Friday.
“I expected something to happen,” said Linden Wagner, who wrote the poem that he and his accomplices chanted after he assaulted and set alight his friend Kirsty Theologo, 18, and throttled her 14-year-old friend.
“In American films, people who sold their souls died physically and then came back to life,” he said.
On Wednesday, Wagner testified that he had wanted to sell his soul so he could gain power.
“When you sell your soul, you gain something. You can gain money, power and fame,” he said.
The attack on Theologo and her friend occurred at a hill in Linmeyer, in Johannesburg south, in October 2011.
Theologo died of her injuries a week later, but her friend survived….
Satanic murder suspect apologised, ‘Satanic’ child sentenced to eight years for killing friend, Father beheads stepdaughter for ritual purposes, Polish Archbishop Jozef Michalik Sex Abuse Comments Prompt Outrage
October 12, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic murder suspect apologised, ‘Satanic’ child sentenced to eight years for killing friend, Father beheads stepdaughter for ritual purposes, Polish Archbishop Jozef Michalik Sex Abuse Comments Prompt Outrage
– Satanic murder suspect apologised
– ‘Satanic’ child sentenced to eight years for killing friend
– Gory: Father beheads stepdaughter for ritual purposes
– Polish Archbishop Jozef Michalik Sex Abuse Comments Prompt Outrage: ‘Child Seeking Love’ Because Of Divorced Parents
Satanic murder suspect apologised
October 10 2013 By Naledi Mailula
Johannesburg – Murder accused Linden Wagner wanted to apologise for his role in the alleged satanic killing of Johannesburg teenager Kirsty Theologo and the assault of her friend, a court heard on Thursday.
Wagner told the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, that he had written letters to the girls and their families, which they had initially refused to accept….
He looked at Theologo’s friend, seated in the public gallery, while he said this. She raised her middle finger at him. She was 14 at the time of the attack….
The girls were assaulted and Theologo was set alight as part of an apparent satanic ritual at a hill in Linmeyer, in October 2011….
Wagner, Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, and Courtney Daniels are on trial for Theologo’s murder and the attempted murder of her friend, and for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. All have pleaded not guilty.
Two other accused, Jeremy King and Lester Moody, confessed to the crime and were each sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment, five of them suspended….
‘Satanic’ child sentenced to eight years for killing friend Sapa 11 October, 2013
A satanist teenage girl who confessed to killing her friend was sentenced to in effect eight years in juvenile prison by the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.
Judge Geraldine Borchers imposed a sentence of 10 years, two of them suspended, and ordered that it be served in the juvenile section of the Leeuwkop prison.
In a statement, the teenager confessed to killing Keamogetswe Sefularo on March 1, near Randfontein, after Sefularo decided to leave a cult….
The court heard that the girl had hoped to gain financially from satanism.
She believed her spirit would be able to get into key holes and into a bank where she could steal money, said Borchers.
It was horrific that such a young person could be lured into satanism because of a desire for money, she said….
Gory: Father beheads stepdaughter for ritual purposes
Crime & Punishment of Friday, 11 October 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
The entire Kyekyewere community in the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality in the Western Region was thrown into a state of shock when a resident of the community beheaded his four-year-old stepdaughter.
The suspect, identified as Kwesi Qaison, 45, was said to have beheaded the stepdaughter, Effua Otoo, for ritual purposes, but an angry mob lynched him afterwards….
Polish Archbishop Jozef Michalik Sex Abuse Comments Prompt Outrage: ‘Child Seeking Love’ Because Of Divorced Parents
WARSAW, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Poland’s most senior Catholic cleric said children with divorced parents were sometimes more vulnerable to sexual abuse by priests, remarks that prompted a storm of outrage though the church later said it was a slip of the tongue.
The comments from Archbishop Jozef Michalik entrenched the view among some younger Poles that the church is out of touch with modern society and failing to properly confront allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
In comments shown on Tuesday by broadcaster TVN24, Michalik said child sexual abuse by priests was unacceptable, but the debate about it needed to be broadened out beyond the immediate physical or psychological wounds inflicted on the victims.
“And one has to say … how many wounds are inflicted when parents divorce? We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (paedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is seeking love,” said the clergyman, who is head of the Roman Catholic episcopate in Poland….
Satanic trial: Alleged mastermind testifies, From praying to preying? Pastor accused of raping his parishioners
October 11, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic trial: Alleged mastermind testifies, From praying to preying? Pastor accused of raping his parishioners
Satanic trial: Alleged mastermind testifies
October 10 2013 By Naledi Mailula
Johannesburg – There was talk of having sex with Kirsty Theologo and her friend before they were set alight in an apparent satanic ritual, the Johannesburg High Court heard on Thursday.
“Lester (Moody) said we must sleep with the girls, not rape them,” Linden Wagner, the alleged mastermind of the ritual, told the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
He said he did not agree with the suggestion.
Earlier, Wagner told the court that he and four of the other accused had been prepared to sell their souls on the day Theologo and her friend were doused with petrol and set alight in an alleged satanic ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011.
Theologo died of her burns a week later, but her 14-year-old friend survived the attack….
From praying to preying? Pastor accused of raping his parishioners
By Tom Watkins, CNN
Fri September 20, 2013
Jorge Juan Castro, an associate pastor, is being held in lieu of $2 million bail
The alleged abuse began shortly after he arrived from Argentina
Castro allegedly raped more than 20 undocumented immigrants
He allegedly threatened to have them deported if they told
(CNN) — It would not be surprising for an associate pastor to pray with his parishioners.
But Jorge Juan Castro wound up preying on them instead, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. He is accused of raping more than 20 women, many of whom are Spanish-speaking, undocumented immigrants.
The alleged abuse began in October 2004, shortly after Castro took a job as associate pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk, and continued until September 2012, the department said in a news release….
October 2, 2013 Comments Off on Theologo ‘strangled’ twice before satanic killing
Theologo ‘strangled’ twice before satanic killing
South Africa Tuesday 1 October 2013
JOHANNESBURG – On the night of 21 October 2011, Kirsty Theologo was strangled and fell to the ground. She managed to get up and was strangled once again – until she “passed out.”
A South Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Ekurhuleni, heard testimony on Tuesday from Robin Harwood, who is one of the four people on trial for her murder.
Courtney Daniels, Robin Harwood, Harvey Isha and Lindon Wagner have already pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Two others, Lester Moody and Jeremy King are already serving sentences for their part in the killing. They both entered into a plea agreement with the state and were sentenced to 17 years behind bars, five of which were suspended.
Theologo died following an apparent satanic ritual in which she and her then 14-year-old friend were doused with petrol and set alight.
In his testimony, Harwood told the court that he was controlled by an evil spirit during the incident.
Judge Geraldine Borchers asked Harwood why he believed that and he replied, “because we were experimenting about the dark world and evil.”….