A late night prank by a group of teenagers in Little Rock, Ark., turned deadly on Valentine's Day when a 15-year-old girl ended up being fatally shot in the head by the father of a friend whose car they egged and filled with leaves.
The girl, Adrian Deejayee Broadway, died from her would early Saturday morning, according to THV 11 and left the friends she was with that night in mourning.
"She didn't have to go this way; she wasn't supposed to go," Broadway's friend, 16-year-old Kortazha Williams, told THV 11. more >>
Satanist groups have rejected the claims of "Craigslist killer" Miranda Barbour who said she joined a satanic cult and killed 22 people. The groups said Barbour is not part of any official organization.
"According to our records, we have never had any contact from this woman, nor her accomplice," said Magus Peter Gilmore, head priest of the Church of Satan, according to CNN. "It seems to me that she is calling herself a member of a 'satanic cult,' not a legally incorporated above-ground form of Satanism."
The 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman is being charged with the Nov. 11 killing of Troy LaFerrara, Pa., who she and her husband met through Craigslist. more >>
A 21-year-old Christianity student and children's minister who allegedly murdered his fiancée he was expected to wed in August, then tried to make it look like a suicide, has been suspended by his church after he was arrested and charged by the Jackson Police Department in Tennessee.
Investigators in the case announced Saturday that they had charged Charles Pittman, 21, with the first-degree murder of his fiancée, Olivia Greenlee, 21. Pittman was also charged with tampering with evidence related to the murder, according to the Jackson Sun.
Both Pittman and Greenlee attended Union University in Tennessee where Pittman is a senior Christian ministries major while Greenlee was a senior in music education. While the two were engaged they lived separately off campus. more >>
Two lawsuits were filed against Willow Creek Community Church, claiming the megachurch failed to prevent two boys from being sexually abused by a volunteer.
The most recent lawsuit, filed on Thursday, claims negligence in the case of an 8-year-old special needs boy, who was sexually abused by Robert Sobczak, 20. Sobczak was sentenced to two years of probation and forced to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty in December.
According to the prosecutor from the criminal case, Sobczak brought the special needs boy to a secluded area before he sexually abused him on Feb. 17, 2013. The boy told his mother immediately who reported it to police. more >>
Christian militia taking revenge on the Central African Republic's Muslim population could drive the entire Islamic group out of the country, a human rights group claimed earlier this week.
The anti-balaka ("anti-machete") has increasingly fought back against the country's minority Muslim population since the Muslim Seleka rebel group antagonized the country's Christians.
Human Rights Watch employees in the Central African Republic have claimed to have witnessed anti-balaka forces cutting "the throats of Muslim civilians, publicly lynching, mutilating, and setting their bodies on fire." It also reported attacks where the groups had cut off body parts or hacked Muslims to death. more >>
Bob Jones University will meet in person next week with the sex abuse ombudsman group that it fired last month.
Both BJU and Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) confirmed the meeting and reaffirmed that they were both committed to figuring out how to move forward.
"Bob Jones University and GRACE remain hopeful this project can be completed with GRACE and in so doing raise sexual abuse awareness and minister to victims whose lives have been ravaged by abuse," BJU stated in a press release. more >>