Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

Trinity Catholic College victim’s accused stabber’s name still suppressed

Monday, July 8th, 2024

The identity of a 13-year-old accused of stabbing a Trinity Catholic College teenager to death at Dunedin’s bus hub will remain under wraps as he waits to hear if he will be granted bail. The defendant, who previously pleaded not guilty to murder, appeared in the High Court at Dunedin yesterday following the death of Read more

Don’t forget to pray! Beach Haven murder teenagers in court

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Two teenagers aged 14 and 17 are in custody over the death of a Beach Haven man on Friday. They have both appeared in Court charged with murder – one appeared in person and the other via audio-visual link from a youth residence. ”Don’t forget to pray, son!” the mother of the older defendant called Read more

Ex-Salvadoran colonel jailed for 1989 murder of Spanish Jesuits

Monday, September 14th, 2020

A former Salvadoran army colonel who served as a government security minister has been sentenced to 133 years in prison after being found guilty of the murder of five Spanish Jesuits who died in one of the infamous atrocities of El Salvador’s 12-year civil war. Judges at Spain’s highest criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, on Read more

The United States used to have leaders

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Just over 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated and across the United States explosive protests broke out all over the country. In stark contrast to today, Robert Kennedy, a Democratic presidential candidate, gave the following speech in Indianapolis. Kennedy’s speech perhaps offers a lesson in leadership and reminds Read more

NZ resident questioned about death of five people in Fiji

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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A New Zealand man was taken into police custody in Fiji and questioned about the deaths of a family of five. Police made an unsuccessful court application to hold Muhammad Raheesh Isoof, also known as Kamal, for longer than 48 hours. Authorities are currently obtaining a “stop departure order” to prevent Isoof and his wife Read more

Catholic school blessed after murder

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Rotorua’s St Michael’s Catholic School was blessed, Sunday, by Fr Eamon Kennedy, principal Kristina Crouch posted on Facebook. “This blessing ensured that our school was prepared properly for the safe arrival of our tamariki and their whānau,” she wrote. Crouch said pupils and parents were given the opportunity to come together with staff and the board Read more

Malawi’s Muslims note bishops fail to address albino murders

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Malawi’s Muslim community are criticising the country’s Catholic bishops for failing to mention the murder of albinos in its latest pastoral letter. The 16-page pastoral letter, ‘A Call For A New Era In Malawi’, was read out in Catholic churches last Sunday. The letter lists a number of ills afflicting the nation. It echoes issues Read more

Attack was satanic: congregation and priests killed at Mass

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In an attack described as satanic, two priests are among the dead after gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Nigeria. The exact number of dead and wounded is not clear. Between 15 and 19 people are said to have died while numerous others were shot. The Ayar-Mbalom community is located in Nigeria’s “Middle Belt” where Read more

English judge frees man who killed suicidal father

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

An English judge has freed a chemist charged with murdering his 85-year-old father who wished to die. The judge said, “Your acts of assistance were acts of pure compassion and mercy.” Read more

Murdered – four more Catholics in Mexico

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Murdered Catholic catechists’ bodies have been found dumped on a roadside in Mexico. Their bullet-riddled bodies were found in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan. The victims – four young men – are in the latest killings in the region. They were Jesus Aguilar Alejandro Ayala, 22-year-old day  laborer; Wilibaldo  Hernandez, 21, a farmer;  Jesus Alberto Read more