A 25-year-old man was reportedly thrashed by his family members after he shot his own father in the abdomen at his younger brother's funeral inside a Baltimore City church on Tuesday because his name was left off the obituary.
The man, Antonio Addison, 25, of the 1600 block of Walterswood Road, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault and related charges, for shooting his 47-year-old father, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Local news station WBAL-TV reports that police were called around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday to the New Song Worship and Arts Center in the 1600 block of North Calhoun Street, where the funeral was being held for Antonio Addison's 22-year-old brother, who also bears the same name. He was fatally shot May 25 on North Carey Street. more >>
A Christian schoolteacher from England who police believe sexually abused as many as 200 children from poor communities in Malaysia and bragged about his exploits online, was given 22 life sentences after admitting to 71 charges of sex abuse against children aged 6 months to 12 years.
Richard Huckle, 30, the schoolteacher from Ashford, Kent, fancied himself such an expert in abusing minors, he wrote a 60-page how-to manual for other pedophiles to follow that Judge Peter Rook QC, called a "truly evil document" according to the BBC.
"Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids," Huckle reportedly wrote online, according to the BBC. "I still plan on publishing a guide on this subject sometime." more >>
Hindu extremists have beaten and tortured 29 Christians who refused to deny their faith in Christ in the village of Katholi in India, reports say.
The Express reported on Tuesday that the radicals also destroyed several Christian homes, and forced dozens of believers to flee the village.
The Hindu extremists apparently set up rituals aimed at converting the Christians into Hindus, and held a public meeting where they gathered believers. After the Christians, which included men, women, and children, refused to convert, however, they were beaten and tortured. more >>
A Christian woman and the wife of a local Nigerian pastor was stabbed to death by attackers last week, reports say, allegedly because she insulted the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
AllAfrica reported that the woman, 74-year-old Bridget Abahime, was followed and killed at a market in Kano, following accusations that she had insulted the Islamic faith. Nigeria's police say that two suspects connected to the murder have been arrested, and have deployed further security to the area to prevent the incident from "degenerating into a major security threat."
The Christian Association of Nigeria, which represents followers of Christ who make up nearly half of Nigeria's population, condemned the killing, and questioned why police are not doing more to protect Christians. more >>
The minority Christian community in northwest Bangladesh is mourning the brutal killing of a local Christian man who served as a gardener at a church, which has been claimed by the Islamic State terror group.
"Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village," Shafiqul Islam, deputy police chief of Natore district that includes Bonpara, told AFP.
Father Bikash Hubert Rebeiro, from the Bonpara Catholic Church, explained that Gomes used to work as a gardener at the church, and was "known for his humility." more >>
National Gun Violence Awareness Day reminds us all just how devastating a firearm is when it is used to maim or kill a human being.
Whether you consider a gun to be a weapon or a "tool," it is different from a knife, a club, or a shovel. A gun is specifically engineered to be lethal and it leaves very little room for escape. Even a small semi-automatic handgun can kill multiple people within seconds, not to mention what a rifle with a full magazine can do.
Gun violence also inflicts more than one form of suffering. It goes without saying that victims sustain irreparable bodily damage or loss of their lives. Their loved ones experience the agony of having someone dear to them disabled or ripped away forever. Individuals, families, and whole communities are left fearful and anxious. more >>