Tag: Howard Scott Anderson

Vampire-cult killers to continue serving their life sentences

‘Vampire Clan’ murderers Rod Ferrell and Howard Scott Johnson will continue serving their sentences of life in prison.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that mandatory life-without-parole sentences were unconstitutional for juvenile killers. But an appellate court in Miami has ruled that the high court ruling does not apply retroactively to those already sentenced. The 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach agreed.

Hate crimes trial for Amish cult: Religion News Briefs

Bergholz Clan A breakaway Amish groups considered by prosecutors to be a cult goes on trial today for hate crimes. Also: A young man convicted for his involvement in a vampire cult murder wants to have his sentence reduced.

Plus: In Spain a fresco of Christ, disfigured in a botched restoration attempt, draws throngs of tourists (and is a worldwide internet sensation).

The murderous Aum Shinrikyo cult, best known for its nerve gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system, is still recruiting new followers. And cult expert Steve Hassan has written