For I Have Sinned

True Stories of Clergy Who Kill

John Glatt

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They went from praying to preying...

Priests, pasters, ministers, and nuns: they are the men and women of God. We trust them unconditionally, tell them our darkest deeds, turn to them in our most desperate hour. We would never, in our wildest dreams, expect them to be...cold-blooded murderers. Now, peek into the confessionals of eleven clergymen and -women who did the unthinkable-- who broke the most sacred commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

Pastor Edmund Lopes could bring a congregation to its knees. Little did they know that years before, after murdering his wife and stabbing his girlfriend, he had found religion in prison and jumped parole to become a Baptist minister-- until police caught up with him, ten years after his escape.

Sister Sheila Ryan De Luca, having left her Franciscan convent after allegations of a lesbian affair with another nun, stands accused of brutally murdering a man who she claims raped her. Ultimately she served ten years in prison until her conviction was overturned.

Reverend Freddie Armstrong heard the voice of God telling him to "kill the Antichrist," so the schizophrenic ordained priest took a sharp butcher's knife and proceeded to stab and decapitate 81-year-old Fred Neal, a beloved local minister who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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For I Have Sinned
ONEThe Sacrificial LambHe that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.--Exodus 21:12 
 
 
The murder plot was as elaborate and gruesome as a classic Alfred Hitchcock film. Yet with all the bizarre twists and turns of a film noir, the case of Pastor John David Terry was far darker than anything a horror writer could have dreamed up.Desperate to start a new life, the Reverend John David Terry murdered his handyman, cutting off the victim's head--and, to avoid proper identification, his tattooed arm--in the hope of having the body mistaken

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“A shocking expose of clergymen who kill.” – National Examiner

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John Glatt

English-born JOHN GLATT is the author of seventeen books, and has over thirty years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. He divides his time between New York and London. Visit him on the Web at www.johnglatt.com.

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For I Have Sinned
True Stories of Clergy Who Kill
John Glatt

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St. Martin's True Crime
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429924429
ISBN10: 142992442X
256 pages
$7.99
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