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Former ‘Sinister Minister’ Arthur Schirmer Faces Trial for Murder of First Wife

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Former ‘Sinister Minister’ Arthur Schirmer Faces Trial for Murder of First Wife

A former Methodist clergyman convicted of bludgeoning his second wife to death in 2008 now faces trial on whether he killed his first wife, too.

Arthur Schirmer was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and evidence tampering after a jury in the Poconos concluded he clubbed Betty Schirmer on the head with a crowbar, then loaded her into their PT Cruiser and staged a low-speed accident in an effort to conceal the crime.
The former preacher, 64, faced the jury when they returned its verdict 90 minutes after getting the case.
The conviction of a man whom prosecutor Michael Mancuso had dubbed the “sinister minister” brought cries and tears of joy from the family of Betty Schirmer, 56, who suffered mortal brain injuries after prosecutors say he attacked her on July 15, 2008.
“Today, she can finally rest in peace,” said her son, Nate Novack, who thanked prosecutors for “bringing my mom’s killer to justice.”
Schirmer maintained his innocence, and his attorney pledged to appeal.
Defense attorney Brandon Reish had insisted in his closing argument that while his client cheated on Betty, he had no motive to kill her.
“Accidents happen,” Reish told jurors. “Sometimes there are no explanations. Car accidents, falling down stairs, falling off ladders. People die in accidents every day.”
Schirmer is charged separately in the 1999 death of his first wife, Jewel Schirmer, and awaits trial in Lebanon County.
The longtime United Methodist pastor asserts that Jewel — his wife of more than 30 years — fell down the basement stairs while vacuuming. He said he found her with the cord of a Shop-Vac wrapped around her ankle.
“That’s staging 101,” said Mancuso.
Like Betty Schirmer, the prosecutor told jurors in his closing argument, Jewel Schirmer suffered “forceful, hard blows to the back of the head. It was murder, and it was going to happen again.”
The defense had fought to keep testimony about Jewel Schirmer’s death out of the trial, but the judge allowed it. Reish said that decision would form the basis of his appeal.
“I think the admission of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jewel Schirmer really did prejudice the case,” he said. The quick verdict, he added, “says there was something there that was improper that they shouldn’t have been considering.”
Schirmer took the stand in his own defense last week and testified that he was driving his second wife to the emergency room for treatment of jaw pain when he swerved to avoid a deer and hit a guardrail.
Local police initially treated it as a straightforward car crash. But months later, state police began a more thorough investigation when a man committed suicide in Schirmer’s office after learning the pastor was in a relationship with his wife, the church secretary.
Authorities ultimately concluded the fender-bender could not have caused Betty Schirmer’s extensive head and brain injuries. Police also found her blood on the garage floor and evidence that someone had tried to clean it up. Schirmer contends she was cut while helping him move a wood pile weeks before the crash.
His conviction brings an automatic life sentence without parole.
The victim’s family is “down and out and distraught but they’re really thankful,” said Betty Schirmer’s youngest brother, Bill Shertzer. “We’ve been waiting for this for so long.”
SOURCE: The Associated Press

Brooklyn Rabbi Sentenced to 103 Years for Sexual Abuse of Teen Girl [VIDEO]

 Brooklyn Rabbi Sentenced to 103 Years for Sexual Abuse of Teen Girl [VIDEO]

A prominent Satmar Hasidic counselor was sentenced to 103 years in prison last Tuesday for his repeated sexual abuse of a teen victim, who was left weeping over the loss of her childhood.

“I remember how I would look in the mirror,” the victim recounted as her tormentor sat with his eyes closed. “I saw a girl who didn’t want to live in her own skin. A girl whose innocence was shattered at age 12.

Black Church: Why Prophet Brian Carn Should Publicly Apologize for Allegedly Giving STD to Young Woman

If you preach holiness as a fire and brimstone preacher, you ought to be able to publicly apologize to those you offend, only if you are guilty. 

Therefore, if Prophet Brian Carn really  passed on an STD to this young woman named Ashley…Read full article, here.

 

Source: Sanctified Church Revolution

Bishop Larry Trotter’s Daughter Javon Says She Defends The Bathtub Photo and her Father

Bishop Larry Trotter’s Daughter Javon Says She Defends The Bathtub Photo and her Father

Javon Trotter is the mother of the girl in the bathtub photo with her father Bishop Larry Trotter. She has come to speak out about what she feels about the the thing and of course she is defending her father.

“I’m upset, I’m hurt I can’t believe that people would re-post the picture of my innocent baby and say bad things about my father who loves my baby and all kids,” she told theGrio. “He would never do anything to harm them. It’s hurtful for my whole family.”

Priest Neil Doherty To Plead Guilty In Several Sex Charges

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Priest Neil Doherty To Plead Guilty In Several Sex Charges

Reports say:

One of South Florida’s most notorious priests — accused by multiple men of molesting them as youth — is expected to accept plead guilty to criminal charges Monday morning in Broward Circuit Court.

The Rev. Neil Doherty is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Kenneth Gillespie, where he will accept a plea deal, according to his lawyer, David Bogenschutz.

The details of the plea deal were not released Sunday.

Bob Jones University Partners with GRACE to Investigate Claims of Sexual Abuse

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Bob Jones University Partners with GRACE to Investigate Claims of Sexual Abuse
Bob Jones University (BJU) has launched an independent third-party investigation to identify whether or not the school has ever failed to adequately address any allegations of sexual abuse.
According to an announcement by the university’s president, the investigation will attempt to “identify any past instances in which former students or others felt under-served by the university’s response” to claims of sexual abuse.
“The Board of Trustees and administration of Bob Jones University (already has) reviewed the University’s counseling practices and current policies that govern our responses to sexual abuse as we learn of it from the students and the constituency we serve,” stated president Stephen Jones. He went on to state, “It is our prayer that this [investigation] will create an atmosphere of trust and complete honesty, allowing Bob Jones University to identify any cases in which we need to exercise authentic repentance and demonstrate biblical love to those we have always desired to serve to the best of our ability for the Lord’s sake.” 
In order to complete the investigation, BJU has partnered with Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which will investigate any complaints submitted via an online survey between January 10 and April 30.
Bob Jones University is making an attempt to ‘right the wrong’ and we pray they start to recognize that the victims’ stories matter.
Read more here.

Gospel Singer Isaac Carree’s New Single “Clean This House” Scrutinized by Deitrick Haddon’s Scandal

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Gospel Singer Isaac Carree’s New Single “Clean This House” Scrutinized by Deitrick Haddon’s Scandal

We can probably put any amount of money on this one. We bet Isaac Carree never thought his new single that he’s promoting around the world right now would be tagged along with a sex scandal singer and preacher Deitrick Haddon says he caused break up his marriage. Well, it is. We have to admit we really don’t follow a lot of these new age gospel singers, but for this purpose we will analyze the accusations at hand and the song Haddon says Carree should be doing: “cleaning house” and coming clean.

Gospel Music Scandal: Singer Isaac Carree Confronts Deitrick Haddon’s Accusations of Affair with Damita Haddon

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Gospel Music Scandal: Singer Isaac Carree Confronts Deitrick Haddon’s Accusations of Affair with Damita Haddon

We wanted to thank the writer at AlwaysAList.com for his decision to initially not cover the story about Deitrick Haddon, his ex-wife Damita and Isaac Carree because they were personal friends with many of them. Using his sense of integrity, he passed on doing the story even when Deitrick Haddon’s camp wanted him to ‘leak’ the news before Haddon resulted to doing it himself on his Facebook page. So, we wanted to say that we, as well, heard about this news a few days ago and decided not to cover it until we received a credible source to reference. Now, we must do so because our readers have been asking for more details as they,too, had already heard things floating in the rumor mill. Well, its no longer rumor and both parties are “telling it like it is.”

Gospel Deitrick Haddon Airs Cause of Divorce and Ex-Wife’s Alleged Affair with Singer Isaac Carree

Gospel Deitrick Haddon Airs His Divorce and Wife’s Alleged Affair with Singer Isaac Carree

Wow! Now, gospel singer Deitrick Haddon has a lot to say about what he says is the real reason for his divorce and why he says he was in the relationship with the young woman. Read below on his whole rant yet it has been removed from his Facebook page already. It was posted on his FB page on Monday, Jan. 21st and quickly removed thereafter.

This was from Deitrick Haddon’s Facebok Page provided our friends at Elev8.com:

Sanctified Church Revolution Has Now Reached Over 1 Million Page views!!

God has tremendously blessed Sanctified Church Revolution in 2013, we have reached over one million page views and it we just keep growing, daily.  We thank God for His goodness…Read full article, here.

 

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