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Cast Out

Cast out: Religious shunning provides an unusual background in the Longo and Bryant slayings The Register-Guard, Mar. 2, 2003 http://www.registerguard.com/ By Karen McCowan, The Register-Guard Shunning. In the eyes of most Oregonians, it’s an unfamiliar, even archaic, practice – a throwback to the era of “The Scarlet Letter.” Yet it provided a bizarre backdrop for two recent familicides that occurred here just two months and 75 miles apart. Shunning is not a topic that typically arises when detectives interview a murder suspect. But Christian Longo, accused in the December 2001 killings of his wife, MaryJane, and their three children, raised