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Sunday August 19, 2012
RNB's Religion News BlogVampirism:
James T. Gay James T. Gay, the fourth of the five so-called “Vampire Cult” murder suspects was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday.

Gay help ambush Jacob Hendershot in July 2011.

The case picked-up the name “Vampire Cult” when one of the accused claimed to be part vampire, part werewolf.

Friday February 24, 2012
RNB's Religion News BlogVampirism:
Stephanie Pistey Two of the five suspects in the so-called vampire cult murder in Parker, FL in July last year have been found competent to stand trial.

Media labeled the group a ‘vampire cult’ after one of the suspects, Stephanie Pistey, claimed she is a ‘vampire’ who must quench her thirst.

Wednesday December 21, 2011
RNB's Religion News BlogTracey WiggintonVampirism:
Tracey Wigginton Australia’s “lesbian vampire killer” Tracey Wigginton, who stabbed a man to death and drank his blood, is expected to be released from prison within weeks after an independent parole board decision.

Her co-accused lover, Lisa Ptaschinski, was released in 2008.

Wednesday September 28, 2011
RNB's Religion News BlogVampirism:
Stephanie Pistey A Florida woman jailed in the slaying of a 16-year-old boy says she and her cohorts were members of a vampire cult and that she loves drinking blood.

The 18-year-old denies drinking the victim’s blood after the murder, but reportedly claims she has drunk the blood of her fiance and co-defendant.

Tuesday November 2, 2010
GothRNB's Religion News BlogVampirism:
In an unusual story about three missing kids, CBS Atlanta has learned three Cobb County students all disappeared within a few days of each other.

The three McEachern High School teens were said to be involved a Goth lifestyle, had an obsession with vampires, and then they disappeared each within a week of each other.

Two of the teens turned up over the weekend. But Shelby Elllis, a 16 year old sophomore, is still missing and her parents fear the worst.

Shelby has been missing for three weeks. On Oct. 11, she took the bus to school and never came home. Her last known activity on the Internet was logging onto the website “Vampire Freaks,” where her parents say she lived a double life.

“You have the obvious thoughts of pentagrams and candles and the crazy things that you see on TV that are associated with the darker cult lifestyle,” Rich Ellis said.

“A lot of them are in this dark, ‘let’s be gothic, let’s be different, let’s suck blood.’ All kinds of dark stuff,” Wendy Ellis said.

She said the three girls were fascinated with vampires and the dark side of life.

Monday October 11, 2010
Aaron Homer and Amanda Williamson Police have released additional details on a stabbing that took place in Chandler earlier this week. The story has attracted national attention as the “vampire stabbing” after suspects told police they practice vampireism and paganism and said they were trying to suck the victim’s blood.

Police say the victim, 25-year-old Robert Maley, was stabbed after refusing to let his roommates suck his blood.

Wednesday July 21, 2010
Vampirism Vampires are in fashion across the United States, encouraged by the hit TV series “True Blood,” now in its third season, the “Twilight” movies and “Vampire Diaries.” Stories about feeding on blood are greedily consumed and eagerly published.

For a pastime with dark, anti-religious overtones vampire fashion is itself becoming oddly like an organized religion. There are rules, priests, private gatherings and large-scale celebrations.

Friday July 9, 2010
RNB's Religion News BlogVampirism:
The growing interest in stories like the Twilight saga could see “real” vampires emerge from the underground and into the daylight.

University of Western Sydney Associate Professor Adam Possamai, who specialises in sociology of religion, said the growing number of “vampires” was an example of hyper-real religions – new faiths that draw on religion, philosophy and popular culture to create their own beliefs.

He said people had been interested in vampires since the 1970s, particularly the super-human abilities of vampires.

Monday April 14, 2008
Lisa PtaschinskiTracey WiggintonVampirism:
A row over claims a notorious lesbian vampire murderer was to be released from jail has been resolved – with the revelation that it was her co-accused lover who is to be set free.

Tracey WiggintonVampirism:
Queensland’s Corrective Services department has rejected reports a woman known as the vampire killer for her role in a brutal Brisbane murder has been approved for parole or graduated release.

Saturday March 22, 2008
Vampire-cult leader Rod Ferrell claimed he would live forever. But as the convicted murderer serves a life sentence in prison, it’s the story of his gruesome Lake County killings that just won’t die.

Friday March 7, 2008
A lesbian member of a blood-drinking vampire cult and her lover have been sentenced to life in prison for the sexually-motivated murder of their housemate.

Wednesday December 5, 2007
Vampires, underground lairs – the stuff of fiction. But a Nixa mother and daughter say they lived through it, in Springfield. As a warning, they share their tale.

Monday October 29, 2007
Turns out vampires weren’t always as sexy and seductive as Dracula.

Thursday September 27, 2007
In January 2006, Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey, a former wrestler himself, announced that he was running for governor of Minnesota. On the Vampyres, Witches and Pagans ticket, naturally.

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