A Nebraskan woman who repeatedly cheated on her husband before and during their marriage, which eventually caused him to kill one of her lovers during a heated confrontation on Valentine's Day this year, celebrated Friday when a 12-person jury acquitted him of her lover's death.
"NOT GUILTY!!!!!!! NOT GUILTY!!!! Anthony Utterback is a free man!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the lord!!!!" wrote Ashley Killian, 23, about her 24-year-old husband, Anthony Utterback on her Facebook page Friday.
A jury of six men and six women had agonized over whether Utterback had acted in self-defense when he stabbed Killian's lover, Ryan P. O'Donnell, 23, the night he trailed her to O'Donnell's house, according to Omaha.com. more >>
A Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese located in Minnesota has announced that it will release a list of priests who have serious allegations of sexual abuse later this month.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis made the announcement Monday in the form of an open letter by Archbishop Rev. John Nienstedt. James Accurso, media and external relations manager with the Archdiocese, provided The Christian Post with a copy of the open letter. "Further, to demonstrate our commitment to the safety of minors and transparency, we will be disclosing information about priests who are known by us to have Charter violations," wrote Nienstedt.
"…the Archdiocese will be disclosing the names, locations and status of priests who are currently living in the Archdiocese, and who we know have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors. All of these men have been removed from ministry." more >>
A Georgia pastor and father of two who once confessed that sometimes "I don't feel like God is hearing me" killed himself outside his home while his wife, kids and 800 member congregation waited for him to show up for church on Sunday.
According to 13 WMAZ, Rev. Teddy Parker Jr., 42, of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., was discovered by his wife, Larrinecia Parker, 38, in the driveway of their Warner Robins house with a "self-inflicted gunshot wound."
The Christian Post left messages for the family and the church office on Tuesday and responses are still pending. more >>
As investigations of alleged sexual abuse of multiple young boys by two Polish clerics continue, one Polish priest, Father Ireneusz Bochynski, of Piotrkow Trybunalski in Central Poland, claims he is aware of 10-year-old children who "went to bed with adults, wanting to be fulfilled, and it was the choice of the child."
In a recent Polskie Radio report, Father Bochynski insisted that "now that we have so many broken marriages, where most often there is a lack of a father, it will happen more and more often that children without such figures will cling on to men."
The report highlights that Bochynski's statement is in line with those held by head of the Polish Episcopate Archbishop Jozef Michalik. He argues that children involved in pedophilia cases are often "searching for love" because of its absence in their broken homes. more >>
The heroic family of a Louisiana woman who was kidnapped by the estranged father of her 2-year-old son and held hostage for two days, rescued the woman on Friday, when they were allegedly forced to kill her ex-lover as he attempted to stab her to death.
"She's shook up, she's sliced up, but she's alright," Ryan Arceneaux, a brother of the rescued woman, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, told The Advertiser. He and another brother, Kaylyn Alfred, were among several family members who banded together and rescued her from an abandoned house where she was being held hostage. "We found her. We went and got her in that house. We kicked doors down. It was like a movie unfolding."
According to police, Bethany Arceneaux was kidnapped last Wednesday by her son's father, Scott Thomas, and she couldn't be found for two days. more >>
Police apprehended an Illinois man after he held up a church in North Dakota on Saturday, who was fleeing authorities in Illinois where he allegedly killed his mother and wife, said police.
Late last month, Billy E. Varner, 54, violently attacked and nearly decapitated his wife, Peggy Henderson, 61, with a machete. After becoming paranoid that his mother, Dorothy Varner, 82, was becoming suspicious of his wife's absence, Varner reported suffocated her.
Varner subsequently took off on Oct. 28 after law enforcement found the bodies and eluded authorities until he burst into a Catholic Church during mass in North Dakota on Saturday. more >>