Garrido was a Witness According to Lawyer

by zarco 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • zarco

    From today's SFGate. The Witness reference is from when he appealed his previous sentence. It does not mention if he currently is a Witness.

  • What-A-Coincidence

    Nancy seems to have been raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

    And it could well be that Nancy's religious upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness provided her new husband with another means of manipulating her - telling her, as he was to tell the world, that God spoke directly to him. Read more:
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  • JWoods

    Maybe he thought it would gain him sympathy with the court system if he had a religion? OR -

    Even more horrible, maybe he thought it would provide a good shopping ground for more victims? (His "JW" wife being the unquestioning accomplice that she appears to have been.)

    BTW, I was asked this question earlier about this case at work: How common are child molesters in general society (meaning all kinds, not just nut-job kidnappers or killers like this guy).

    I said that I thought somewhere around 0.5 to 1.5 percent active perps, but now that I think about it - maybe it goes quite a bit higher given the secrecy of this kind of crime.

  • Meeting Junkie No More
    Meeting Junkie No More

    Looks like he was preached to and studied while in prison, if he became a Jehovah's Witness during that time. Wonder if there's an article - 'How I found the true God' or some such in one of the Awakes! telling his life story and how he had come to know the 'truth'?

  • orbison11

    today, dr.phil had a new show on, about this very topic

    so i shot off an email to him/them

    about their involvement, hers, etc, and how he has done shows on cults, and might be something to look into

    i also did a short bit on my involvement, losses ($, 4 children not talking to me, no friends, etc)

    will let you know if hear anything of substance back


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