By Robert A. Vella

Six Word of Life Christian Church members are facing manslaughter and assault charges in the beating death of 19 year-old Lucas Leonard during a cult-like confession ritual in the New Hartford, New York village of Chadwicks.  Included in the pending indictments are the victim’s parents, Bruce and Deborah Leonard.  Lucas’ brother Christopher was hospitalized for similar injuries.  The boys’ half-sister also faces assault charges.

Further reading:

Cultlike Practices at Word of Life Church

Witness Says Clash Over Witchcraft Preceded Fatal Beating at Church


10 thoughts on “Word of Life Christian Church members beat teenager to death in cult-like confession ritual

  1. I suppose that one could agree that there are religions that bring meaning and moral significance to the lives of some, but this kind of superstitious and violent bullshit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Obviously some homo sapiens were left behind the door when the sapiens were being handed out.

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