Church members indicted for killing 19-year-old


Eight members of the Word of Life Church were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour “counseling session.”¬†Seven of the defendants, including the teenagers’ father and the church’s pastor, were charged with second-degree murder counts.¬†All eight were charged with manslaughter, kidnapping and assault in relation to Lucas Leonard’s death and faced kidnapping and assault charges in relation to the injuries to his 17-year-old brother, Christopher.


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