Tag: pastoral security

Federal judge says man accused of killing NM nun competent to stand trial

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man accused of beating a nun to death with a flashlight on the Navajo Indian reservation in northwestern New Mexico is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling came after a nearly daylong hearing in Albuquerque during which prosecutors presented mental health experts who testified that Reehahlio […]




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Teen Pleads Guilty in Attempted Robbery of Nun

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The 18-year-old Detroit man accused of attempting to rob a 74-year-old St. Clare of Montefalco nun in February pleaded guilty in Wayne Circuit Court Thursday to assault with intent to rob while armed. Raylon Vandie Wright will be sentenced before Judge Bruce Morrow on June 16, said Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's […]




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Hate attacks on home of rabbi

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Leicester Hebrew Congregation rabbi's house and car have been targeted by antisemitic vandals in three nocturnal attacks over the past three weeks. Bricks twice shattered windows of Rabbi Shmuli Pink's shul-owned property, half-a-mile from the city centre synagogue. On another occasion, a brick was thrown through his car window. Rabbi Pink said that although […]




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Man arrested in Arlington pastor’s slaying is not indicted

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



FORT WORTH — A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict one of two men arrested in the investigation of the attack inside an Arlington church in March that left a pastor dead and his assistant badly injured. The other man, Steven Lawayne Nelson, was indicted on a charge of capital murder and attempted […]




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Man sets priest alight during mass

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Vilnius – An assailant sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state said on Friday. Father Remigijus Kuprys, aged 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns. The attack occurred during the […]




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Pastor Recovers After Attack At Lawrenceville Church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — A local pastor is out of the hospital after he was attacked and robbed at his Lawrenceville church on Friday. Police said the crime happened at Trinity Baptist Church on Ligonier Street. Investigators said the pastor heard someone banging on the door and yelled to see who it was. When the pastor opened […]




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Judge orders new psychiatric testing for suspect in southwestern Ill.’s pastor killing

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A man accused of gunning down a pastor during a Sunday sermon two years ago as the congregation watched in horror was ordered Tuesday to undergo new psychiatric testing meant to determine if he's still mentally unfit to stand trial for murder. Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli signed the request by […]




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Former lawman charged with assault on preacher

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



A former law enforcement officer faces criminal charges after authorities say he attacked a local pastor at his church on Sunday and assaulted two other people the night before. Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska asked the court to order 73-year-old Donald Lee Cobb held without bond after deputies with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office […]




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Chatham priest searched for criminal record of man accused in his killing, investigator says

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — The Rev. Edward Hinds’ computer was used to search for information on Jose Feliciano and his criminal record during the two months before the former church custodian allegedly killed the former Chatham priest, an investigator testified today. Hinds’ computer, taken from the rectory at St. Patrick Church, listed three working accounts, all using […]




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Ex-custodian accused in Chatham priest slaying was not fingerprinted for background check

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — The administrative assistant at a Chatham church testified today that former church custodian Jose Feliciano hadn’t complied with a requirement to be fingerprinted two months before he is accused of killing the former parish priest. Administrative assistant Jeannine Sorrentino testified at a hearing where the prosecutor is seeking to gain permission to introduce […]




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Cops: Pastor, Church Members Robbed At Gunpoint

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



SANFORD, Fla. — A night of Bible study came to a terrifying end for members of a Sanford church on Wednesday when deputies said two masked men stormed into the building and robbed everyone inside at gunpoint. Sanford police are still working to find clues about who robbed the Iglesia Apostolica church on Sanford Avenue […]




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Crime-Fighting Bishop Carjacked In Front Of Church

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEWARK, NJ (PIX11) — A bishop who works closely with city leaders to fight Newark’s increasing crime problem was carjacked as he pulled up to a 5:30 p.m. bible study Wednesday evening. Bishop Jethro James got out of his truck to unlock the gates of the Paradise Baptist Church in Newark, just like he has […]




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Teen Charged In Robbery Of Nun At Church

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mi — A local teenager was charged Friday in an attempt to rob a nun inside a church. Eighteen-year-old Raylon Wright was arrested after Grosse Pointe Park police received a tip from an anonymous caller who said he overheard the teen talking about the alleged robbery attempt. During Wright's court appearance Friday, […]




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Suspect in Arlington pastor’s slaying had received plea deal

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON — Steven Lawayne Nelson, accused of suffocating an Arlington minister, was sentenced to an in-prison anger management program last year after being charged with aggravated assault shortly after his release from state prison in Huntsville. The sentence was a plea bargain struck with Dallas County prosecutors, who say they negotiated it instead of going […]




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Richardson Police Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference – March 26 2011

| March 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the second year on Saturday March 26, 2011 the Richardson Police Department will be hosting a Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference that is open to all places of worship.  The conference will have speakers and presentations about crime prevention, terrorism and how to keep your place of worship safe.  For the second year Congregational Security […]




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