Lisa Borch, a 15-year-old teenager from Denmark, murdered her mother last year after stabbing her at least 20 times with a kitchen knife. Borch was allegedly inspired by watching the Islamic State terror group's beheading videos online, and was planning to move with her 29-year-old Iraqi boyfriend to Syria to join the jihadists.
"This murder was cold-blooded, ice cold and committed in a bestial manner," a prosecutor in the case told the Danish court, as reported by The Independent on Wednesday. The mother, Tine Römer Holtegaard, was found murdered by police in October 2014 at her home in Kvissel, rural Denmark.
Borch is believed to have met her Iraqi boyfriend, Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, at a refugee camp near her home. The relationship is said to have been the cause of a lot of tension between the mother and daughter. more >>
Long before contemporary reality television appeared, the 1978 Scared Straight documentary had people across the country glued to their television sets as it broke new ground for on-air grit and profanity.
The central characters included a drug dealer, an arsonist and a car thief — all serving life sentences in prison — who screamed at juvenile offenders about the realities of prison life in an attempt to deter them from continuing their lawless behavior.
Besides winning an Oscar for Outstanding Documentary Feature, the program was lauded for supposedly steering its subjects away from criminal activity. According to its producers, very few of the children who appeared in the film ended up becoming felons as adults. more >>
Former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina received an ovation during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate after she strongly denounced Planned Parenthood and implied that the Republicans in Congress should risk a government shutdown to force a presidential veto to spending legislation that wouldn't fund the abortion giant.
As the topic of whether or not Republicans in Congress should risk a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood was raised at the CNN debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, Ohio Gov. John Kasich argued that it is pointless to attempt defunding Planned Parenthood through the continuing resolution, if President Barack Obama is just going to veto such legislation.
With the GOP in control of both the House and Senate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Fiorina responded to Kasich's veto argument stating that conservatives should not back down from their opposition to Planned Parenthood's $500 million in annual federal funding just because Obama is sure to veto. more >>
Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a group of Christians with guns, axes, spades and clubs during a prayer meeting at a village in Jharkhand state, India. Despite the beating, which sent six people to the hospital, Christians refused to stop worshiping Christ and turn to Hindu idols, as they were told.
Morning Star News reported Tuesday that 15 or so Hindu extremists threatened to "finish off" the group of 30 Christians, including a pastor, if they continued praying to Christ.
"Thereafter, two men entered and asked the pastor and the others to go outside, but the Christians refused to go," the Rev. Akash Nandi said of the attack that occurred earlier this month. more >>
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man charged in the 2014 death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been indicted in the murder of another student, Morgan Harrington.
The Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that a grand jury indicted Matthew — who's being held in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail awaiting trial in in the Graham case — with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile in the case of Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who vanished after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville back in October 2009.
The former cab driver is due to appear in court in Harrington's case on Wednesday and the victim's mother said she has faith that the suspect will be brought to justice, while adding that she does not "hate" him. more >>
Do you spend a lot of time feeling guilty? I did, as a result of being abused as a child. I grew up believing something was wrong with me and that everything was my fault. And when you develop that kind of thinking during your childhood, it can torment you for a long time.
Guilt traps us and keeps us in the same place; much like a treadmill that keeps us going, but accomplishes nothing. Guilt is a trap that presses us down into our problems rather than lifting us out of them. And as long as we feel guilty about what we do wrong, we remain in that guilt and will not grow spiritually.
All of us make mistakes, and God knows that! No one can be perfect while in a fleshly body, but we can and must continue to grow spiritually regardless of where we are in our relationship with Christ. But in order to grow spiritually, we must first learn who we are in Christ. more >>