Tag: pastoral security

Prosecutor: Man accused of fatally stabbing Chatham priest impregnated 11-year-old girl

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN — In the middle of jury selection for the man charged with killing a Chatham priest, the Morris County prosecutor unexpectedly said the murder defendant had impregnated an 11-year-old girl "many years ago." Superior Court Judge Thomas Manahan was taken aback by the information from Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. Murder defendant Jose Feliciano’s […]




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Synagogues look at security as 9/11 landmark nears

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Although this year’s High Holidays follow close behind the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, local synagogues are not making any major overhauls to their usual security procedures. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, through briefings with national advisory organization Secure Community Network (SCN), has encouraged synagogues and other member agencies to revisit security plans, […]




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Jury selection to begin in trial of Chatham church custodian charged with killing pastor

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — Despite objections from a defense attorney, a Superior Court judge ruled today that jury selection will start Wednesday in the murder trial of former Chatham church custodian Jose Feliciano. Feliciano, now 66, is accused in the Oct. 22, 2009 stabbing death of the Rev. Edward Hinds, the former pastor at St. Patrick Church. […]




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Memphis man says fear was in his heart when he stabbed pastor 91 times

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Memphis man said Thursday he stabbed and bludgeoned a church pastor to death in 2008 because he feared a sexual attack and also feared for his life. Andre Harris told a Criminal Court jury that he became enraged during a struggle with Ronald Paige and that he did not realize he had stabbed the […]




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Father of bride dies following wedding dispute scuffle with pastor in Parsons

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



PARSONS — A man reportedly upset over the seating arrangement at his daughter’s Cinderella-themed wedding died after he hit his head in a scuffle with the pastor, authorities said Thursday. District Attorney Hansel McCadams said officers were called to Amazing Grace Ministries on Saturday because of a disagreement between 58-year-old Joseph Tucsnak and Pastor Chris […]




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Testimony begins in priest’s 1992 slaying

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a Thibodaux man accused of killing a priest in 1992, though the accused has already been sentenced to life in prison for other crimes. Lafourche District Attorney Cam Morvant II said pursuing the murder case is important despite uncertainty over whether 33-year-old Derrick Odomes can receive a sentence […]




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Church intern held in slaying of pastor

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



The story originally ran December 10, 2002 Amanda Garrett and Mike Tobin, The Plain Dealer The panic crackled in their voices as they gathered outside the burning rectory. Where was Father William? Where was the priest who saved their aging church and learned Polish, the only language some of them knew? As the parishioners grieved, […]




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Threats Against Priests Prompt Fort Worth Diocese Warning

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



Priests in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth have been cautioned to watch out for their safety after two local churches received threatening phone messages. Diocese spokesman Pat Svacina said the two messages were left on church answering machines about 30 minutes apart on Monday, Aug. 8. One message was left at a Catholic […]




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Pastor shot with Taser, woman stabbed during church brawl in Alabama: cops

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



An irate Alabama minister Tased a pastor who had just fired him, setting off a wild melee at a baptist church that ended with a deacon stabbing the minister's mother, authorities said. The unholy incident erupted Sunday in the St. Elmo community after the Rev. Darryl Riley told minister of music Simone Moore that he […]




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Janitor accused of stabbing Chatham priest to decide on plea offer

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Onetime church custodian Jose Feliciano is to decide this week on a plea offer in the killing of a priest in Chatham. Feliciano’s lead attorney, public defender Neill Hamilton, said in court last week he can likely say whether his client will accept the plea deal at a pretrial conference Wednesday. The […]




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Slain Hammond priest laid to rest

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



HAMMOND, La. — From near and far, several hundred people gathered at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, to honor Father Ed Everitt, the man who led the church for the past six years. "Father Ed encouraged others to get involved, to commit themselves in providing for the homeless and hungry," said Rev. Christopher Eggleton, […]




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Man arrested in murder of La. priest was on his way to visit Disney, cops say

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



(CBS/WTSP) Winter Haven, Fla. – Detectives in central Florida have arrested a murder suspect from Mississippi who's accused of shooting a priest in the head Sunday, while he was also apparently making plans to take his kids to Disney World, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. 31-year-old Jeremy Wayne Manieri was arrested early Tuesday morning in the […]




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Lynbrook Man Arrested for Stalking, Harassment Incidents at Church

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Nassau County Fifth Precinct arrested a Lynbrook man on Thursday after he allegedly stalked and harassed priests and parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church at 25 Fowler Ave. in Lynbrook. According to Nassau County detectives, on June 24, Victor Tosner, 57, called Our Lady of Peace Church and demanded to speak to a […]




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Female Minister Robbed on Way to Service

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 60-year-old female church minister has been attacked and robbed as she prepared to give service in her Methodist Church. The attack happened as Rev. Christine Leech was arriving at Rhydings Methodist Church in Lancashire, England to give her evening service. Rev. Leech, who was fully dressed in her ministerial attire, was confronted by a […]




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Man Charged With Assaulting Pastor and His Wife

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



MISSION – The man accused in the assault on a pastor and his wife went before a judge and police say he's linked to another crime. Miguel Angel Salinas is charged with robbery, aggravated robbery and theft. Police arrested Salinas after he allegedly committed two robberies. Police say he robbed and assaulted a pastor Tuesday […]




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