Man on trial in exorcism case turns down plea deal

Paoli man going to trial in exorcism case

BLOOMINGTON — An Orange County man charged with injuring a 14-year-old Bloomington boy during an exorcism in 2007 turned down a chance to plead guilty to a less-serious charge and is on trial this week in Monroe Circuit Court.
[…]

Before a pretrial hearing, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller discussed a possible plea agreement with the attorney for Eddie Uyesugi, 24, who is charged with criminal confinement and battery, both felonies.

Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets

Uyesugi could have pleaded guilty to criminal confinement as a felony and been able to have the conviction amended to a misdemeanor after he completed probation.
[…]

Police said Uyesugi believed he could cure the teen’s autism by casting out demons through a religious ritual called an exorcism.

The boy’s mother agreed to the exorcism and invited Uyesugi to her home for the event. She later reported that during the exorcism, Uyesugi beat and choked her son, causing him to vomit. The boy’s face reportedly was swollen and bruised after the ritual, which police said lasted several hours.
[…]

– Source / Full Story: Paoli man going to trial in exorcism case, Laura Lane, The Times-Mail, Bedford, Indiana, Apr. 13, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

See Also:
Ritual of Dealing With Demons Undergoes a Revival

Travel Religiously

Book skip-the-line tickets to the worlds major religious sites — or to any other place in the world.

We appreciate your support

One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.

AFFILIATE LINKS

Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission — at no additional cost to you — for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this service free of charge.

Source

(Listed if other than Religion News Blog)

More About This Subject

Religion News Blog last updated this post on CET (Central European Time)