Evidence of Satanism in case where charges were dropped against men wrongfully convicted in 1992 killing

February 28, 2018 Comments Off on Evidence of Satanism in case where charges were dropped against men wrongfully convicted in 1992 killing

Evidence of Satanism in case where charges were dropped against men wrongfully convicted in 1992 killing

“The examiner also saw that Warford had an inverted cross tattooed below her left clavicle.”
“The sheriff found various occult-related items and documents at Hardin’s residence, and knives at the residences of both.”

“During the trial, several witnesses testified about Clark’s and Hardin’s satanic worship.   Amy Padgett, an ex-girlfriend of Clark, said that Clark was once involved with satanic worship, that he owned numerous knives and guns, and that he had an inverted cross tattooed on his shoulder.   She stated that Clark (1) told her that he would like to try killing a person because it would be a challenge to see if he could do it and get away with it, (2) explained how a person could be killed by a stab wound to the base of the skull, (3) took her to an area where he claimed a number of animal sacrifices had been made, and (4) was familiar with the area where Warford’s body was found.”

“Yet another witness, Shawn Lee Mattingly, a friend of Clark, testified that Clark almost always carried a knife with him, and that Clark called one of the knives a “sacrificial knife.”   Mattingly also told the jury that Clark had admitted to him that Clark had once sacrificed an animal in front of a church, an act that was reported on the local news.”
“Warford’s sister, however, testified that she knew that Hardin was involved in satanic worship.”

“There was testimony that Clark had specifically referred to one of his knives as a “sacrificial knife” and that, according to certain satanic teachings, worshippers could empower themselves by killing other living beings.   Warford’s body was found tattooed with an inverted cross and wearing red sweat pants, a color which Hardin acknowledged was “a big color in this Satanism stuff.”   Although this evidence was not conclusive, it did tend to support the state’s theory that Warford was killed out of a specific satanism-related motivation for performing a human sacrifice.”
From: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1014918.html

Charges dropped against men wrongfully convicted in 1992 “Satanic” killing
By Crimesider Staff, Crimesider Staff CBS/AP February 27, 2018 ‘
BRANDENBURG, Ky. — A Kentucky judge dismissed murder charges Monday against two men for a 1990s killing that authorities at the time described as “satanic.” The conviction had rested in part on the visual comparison of a single strand of hair that defense attorneys fought to have tested for 18 years.

Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark had their convictions in Meade County vacated in 2016 based on the DNA testing, as well as evidence of police misconduct. They were released from prison in August of that year after serving more than 20 years, but it wasn’t until Feb. 8 that the state Attorney General moved to dismiss the charges against them.
Hardin and Clark were convicted in 1995 of killing 19-year-old Rhonda Sue Warford, and sentenced to life in prison….

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/charges-dropped-against-men-jailed-18-years-in-killing-wrongly-linked-to-satanism/

Supreme Court of Kentucky.
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY APPELLANT v. JEFFREY DEWAYNE CLARK AND GARR KEITH HARDIN APPELLEES
2016-SC-000693-TG
Decided: August 24, 2017
“For the foregoing reasons, we hereby affirm the order of the Meade Circuit Court vacating Appellees’ convictions and ordering a new trial.”
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ky-supreme-court/1871829.html

United States Court of Appeals,Sixth Circuit.
Jeffrey Dewayne CLARK, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Michael O’DEA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 99-6620.
Decided: July 16, 2001

A. Factual background
On April 2, 1992, Rhonda Sue Warford was reported missing by her mother.   The Louisville police learned from the mother that Warford had recently dated Garr Keith Hardin, and that Clark was an associate of Hardin.   Three days later, Meade County Deputy Sheriff Greer was notified that a body, later determined to be Warford’s, had been found in a field off Highway 823 in Meade County.   Her body was found lying face down, clad in white canvas tennis shoes, red sweat pants, a dark blue shirt, and a multi-colored jacket.

Upon examining Warford’s body, the Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky found many stab wounds to her back, a 1-inch cut on the surface of her right hand, and a 0.4-inch cut on her right index finger.   He also observed a stab wound that pierced her lung through her upper right chest and stab wounds at the base of her skull, one of which severed her brain stem.   Warford’s injuries were caused by a sharp, single-edged instrument, such as a knife.   The examiner also saw that Warford had an inverted cross tattooed below her left clavicle…

Search warrants for both Clark’s and Hardin’s residences were obtained.   The sheriff found various occult-related items and documents at Hardin’s residence, and knives at the residences of both.   Clark was subsequently interviewed by the sheriff and arrested….

During the trial, several witnesses testified about Clark’s and Hardin’s satanic worship.   Amy Padgett, an ex-girlfriend of Clark, said that Clark was once involved with satanic worship, that he owned numerous knives and guns, and that he had an inverted cross tattooed on his shoulder.   She stated that Clark (1) told her that he would like to try killing a person because it would be a challenge to see if he could do it and get away with it, (2) explained how a person could be killed by a stab wound to the base of the skull, (3) took her to an area where he claimed a number of animal sacrifices had been made, and (4) was familiar with the area where Warford’s body was found.
Another witness, Hope Jaggers, testified that she was Warford’s best friend for a year prior to Warford’s death.   Jaggers said that she heard Warford tell Hardin that Warford was pregnant, and that Hardin responded by saying that “if you are pregnant, I will kill you and that [expletive] baby.”   In addition, she told the jury that she had once seen Warford cut her fingertips with a razor and rub the blood on Hardin.   But when Jaggers was asked whether either Clark or Hardin was involved with satanism, she stated that she had no knowledge of such involvement.

Yet another witness, Shawn Lee Mattingly, a friend of Clark, testified that Clark almost always carried a knife with him, and that Clark called one of the knives a “sacrificial knife.”   Mattingly also told the jury that Clark had admitted to him that Clark had once sacrificed an animal in front of a church, an act that was reported on the local news.

Other witnesses denied having any knowledge of Clark’s involvement in satanism.   Two witnesses-Warford’s sister and one of his cousins-said that they had never seen Clark or Hardin involved in any satanic acts.   Warford’s sister, however, testified that she knew that Hardin was involved in satanic worship.   When Clark’s mother and stepfather testified, they denied ever seeing an inverted cross tattooed on Clark’s shoulder.   Clark also denied that he was involved in the occult or in satanic practices….

We agree with the Kentucky Supreme Court.   There was testimony that Clark had specifically referred to one of his knives as a “sacrificial knife” and that, according to certain satanic teachings, worshippers could empower themselves by killing other living beings.   Warford’s body was found tattooed with an inverted cross and wearing red sweat pants, a color which Hardin acknowledged was “a big color in this Satanism stuff.”   Although this evidence was not conclusive, it did tend to support the state’s theory that Warford was killed out of a specific satanism-related motivation for performing a human sacrifice….
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1014918.html

Pittsfield Man With Implanted Horns Convicted Of Murder – Caius Veiovis

September 28, 2014 Comments Off on Pittsfield Man With Implanted Horns Convicted Of Murder – Caius Veiovis

Pittsfield Man With Implanted Horns Convicted Of Murder
September 26, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.

“I’ll see you all in hell,” Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, yelled at the jury that convicted him after deliberating over six days. Veiovis also was convicted Friday of kidnapping and intimidation of a witness.

The dismembered bodies of David Glasser, 44; Edward Frampton, 58; and Robert Chadwell, 47, of Pittsfield were found buried in nearby Becket 10 days after they disappeared in August 2011. The killings shocked Pittsfield, a town of about 41,000 in northwestern Massachusetts. The trials were moved to Springfield.

Two co-defendants in the case were convicted of the same charges earlier this year. They are serving life without parole, the mandatory term Veiovis faces at his sentencing Monday.

Prosecutors said Veiovis helped Adam Lee Hall, 37, of Peru, and David Chalue, 47, of North Adams, kidnap and shoot the victims weeks before Glasser was to testify against Hall, a Hells Angels member, in an assault case. The others were killed to eliminate witnesses, prosecutors said. Defense attorneys argued there was shaky evidence….
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/09/26/pittsfield-man-with-implanted-horns-convicted-of-murder/

Jury selection begins for trial of Caius Veiovis, last of triple-murder defendants
By Andrew Amelinckx, Berkshire Eagle Staff 09/03/2014

….Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court in the trial of 34-year-old Caius Veiovis, whose mug shot went viral after his arrest in September 2011 due to his horn implants and facial tattoos.

He is accused of participating in the kidnapping, torture, killing and dismemberment of three men along with 37-year-old Adam Lee “Leo” Hall — who was then a ranking member of the local Hells Angels motorcycle club — and David Chalue, a 47-year-old member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang.

Hall and Chalue are both serving multiple life sentences in prison after being found guilty of the crimes. Veiovis has pleaded not guilty to three counts each of witness intimidation, kidnapping and murder.

….According to the testimony at Hall and Chalue’s trials, Hall and the other two men forced the three victims out of the residence at gunpoint before taking them to the woods. There, as the rain poured down, the victims begged for their lives while they were “tortured beyond torture” and then shot and stabbed to death.

Where the victims were actually killed remains a mystery, but investigators continue to believe Pittsfield State Forest somehow played a role. The murder weapons were never recovered.

The victims’ remains were later found in plastic bags buried in a ditch on rural private property in Becket.

….Veiovis, until 2008 when he legally changed his name while serving time in a Maine prison, was known as Roy C. Gutfinski Jr.

In 1999, he was arrested by police in Augusta, Maine, after he and his teenage girlfriend allegedly slashed a 16-year-old’s back with a razor and drank the girl’s blood while they kissed one another, according to a Boston Globe report. Later, the two girls would claim he wasn’t a participant in that ritual, but a judge found him to be a “principal actor” in it.

He was found guilty of elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and reckless conduct and served more than seven years in prison.

At the time Veiovis allegedly told police he was a Satanist and vampire who drank human blood.

He was also the lead singer for a Black Metal band “Deadhole” and went by the name “Trash.”

In 2006, Veiovis was charged with kidnapping for allegedly holding two employees of the Foxy Lady, a New Bedford strip club, against their will. The women called police from a motel bathroom after Veiovis and another man shed their clothing, started snorting cocaine and refused to let the women leave, according to a Kennebec Journal article from 2007.

The kidnapping charges were later dismissed, but Veiovis was convicted of marijuana possession, triggering probation violation charges in Maine and leading to another 31 2 year prison stint on the violation….
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_26456643/caius-veiovis-last-triple-murder-defendants-heads-court

‘Satanist’ kills black metal singer, ‘Devil nurse’ fined $1,300 for posting pictures with dead nursing home patients, Man admitted ritualistic killing of Dublin landlord in chess row, say police, Nigeria: Mother of 18-Yr-Old Boy Who Killed Virgin for Ritual Speaks

January 15, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Satanist’ kills black metal singer, ‘Devil nurse’ fined $1,300 for posting pictures with dead nursing home patients, Man admitted ritualistic killing of Dublin landlord in chess row, say police, Nigeria: Mother of 18-Yr-Old Boy Who Killed Virgin for Ritual Speaks

‘Satanist’ kills black metal singer 11 Jan 2014
A self-styled Satanist has claimed on his Facebook page that he was the person who murdered the singer of a local black metal band….

On Friday, a Facebook user calling himself Maleficent Meditation, whom police believe to be Mr Prakarn, wrote on his Facebook page that he had killed the singer….
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/389066/satanist-slays-metal-singer

‘Devil nurse’ fined $1,300 for posting pictures with dead nursing home patients
The 37-year-old unidentified woman, who worked part-time at a Swiss nursing home, was slammed for posting Facebook images of herself with dead nursing home patients. The woman, originally from the Philippines, also added satanic messages and dominatrix-themed photography to her feed.

By David Harding / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January 12, 2014
A satanic nursing home employee in Switzerland who posted pictures of herself posing with a dead patient on Facebook has been fined.

The 37-year-old received a fined around more than $1,300 for her sick pics, the equivalent of around 120 days’ pay….
The woman, originally from the Philippines, has been dubbed the “devil nurse” by Swiss media….

She was convicted for “violating the peace of the dead.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/devil-nurse-fined-posting-pics-dead-patients-article-1.1576873

Man admitted ritualistic killing of Dublin landlord in chess row, say police
Garda tells court Italian national Saverio Bellante admitted to murder of landlord Tom O’Gorman in Castleknock
Henry McDonald in Dublin
theguardian.com, Monday 13 January 2014

An Italian man who allegedly cut open his Dublin landlord’s chest and tried to eat his heart has admitted murder, a court heard on Monday.

Dressed in black, Saverio Bellante, 34, from Palermo, Sicily, appeared at Blanchardstown district court in Dublin on Monday morning, charged over the murder of Tom O’Gorman in what Irish police have described as a very unpleasant, bizarre killing. He offered no plea. He refused legal representation and will defend himself, the court was told….
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/13/ritualistic-killing-chess-dublin-landlord-castlerock

Nigeria: Mother of 18-Yr-Old Boy Who Killed Virgin for Ritual Speaks
By Ifeanyi Okolie, 10 January 2014
Lagos — MOTHER of the 18-year-old boy, Ikechukwu Lucky, who was arrested by the police in Lagos State for strangling a 12-year-old girl, Bose Ogoja, to death for money ritual, in Badagry area of the state, has said her son is possessed of an evil spirit that has been tormenting him.

The mother of the boy, Esa Egbo, told newsmen, yesterday, that her son had been arrested four times for attempting to rape little girls between the ages of 10 and 15 years by the police in Badagry Division.

Mrs. Egbo also said she and her family are members of Perfect Christianity Mission in Surulere area of Lagos, where Dr. Ofuche Ukoha (aka Sign Fireman) is the General Overseer, adding that her son does not know or have any access to the cleric, whom he claimed sent him to kill the girl….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201401100347.html

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