Category: Beta Dominion Xenophilia

Woman pleads guilty in plot to kill ex-spouse

She receives probation; involved in reputed cult The Baltimore Sun, July 10, 2003 By Athima Chansanchai, Sun Staff A woman who lived with reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers was placed on probation yesterday for her role in a plot to have her ex-husband killed. Amy C. Dardick, the fifth and final person to plead guilty in the unrealized plot involving Caruthers, was described in court yesterday as “the least culpable” of the defendants. She had undergone deprogramming shortly after her arrest in October 2001 on a murder-conspiracy charge, court records show. “After reading her extensive psychiatric work-up, I believe

Reputed cult chief goes free in Carroll

Purported space alien gets time served in murder plot The Baltimore Sun, May 13, 2003 By Sheridan Lyons, Sun Staff Locked up for a year and a half since being charged with trying to have four people killed, reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers had his day in court yesterday – ending it as a guilty, but free, man. Caruthers, a writer, artist and inventor who has been described as a space alien leader of a Westminster-based

Hearing set for alleged cultist

Caruthers’ plea session is scheduled for today; He’s accused of plotting 4 deaths; Westminster-based group believed he was an alien The Baltimore Sun, May 12, 2003 By Sheridan Lyons, Sun Staff A twisting criminal case involving insanity pleas, dozens of hours of seized audiotapes and questions about “deprogramming” could reach a conclusion as early as today, when reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers is scheduled to appear in a Carroll County courtroom to answer charges that he tried to have four people killed. The court docket lists today’s scheduled court session as a plea hearing for Caruthers, who headed a

Alleged cult member pleads guilty in murder conspiracy

Woman to serve 18 months in plot to kill ex-husband The Baltimore Sun, Apr. 8, 2003,0,6651495.story?coll=bal-local-carroll By Sheridan Lyons, Sun Staff A woman who lived with reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers admitted yesterday conspiring with him to try to have her ex-husband murdered. Dulsa Naedek also entered a guilty plea to a second murder conspiracy charge, this one involving a former business associate of Caruthers. Under a plea agreement, Naedek would serve 18 months of a 15-year prison term. She has been held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Carroll County Detention Center since her arrest in

Odd case takes more twists, turns in court

Sanity, deprogramming of defendants scrutinized; Reputed space-alien cult; Defense lawyers disagree on allowing audiotapes The Baltimore Sun, Oct. 20, 2002 By Sheridan Lyons One year after reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers’ arrest in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, the court system is sorting through a tangled case in which one defendant is vowing to turn on the others, two suspects are undergoing psychiatric evaluations and one woman’s “deprogramming” is under scrutiny. And last week, in the first major hearing in the case, one lawyer argued that hours of audiotapes seized from Caruthers’ Westminster home should be barred from trial —

Judge is asked to bar tape in death-plot trial

Recording said to capture alleged leader of cult giving reasons to kill man; Obtained in home search; Co-defendant requests recording be played to show he isn’t involved The Baltimore Sun, Oct. 17, 2002 A lawyer for reputed cult leader Scott Caruthers argued yesterday that tape recordings that purportedly capture his client offering reasons for killing a man should not be played at Caruthers’ trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. On the tapes, obtained when authorities searched Caruthers’ Westminster home in October last year, Caruthers tells his wife that a friend and follower should be killed for questioning