Two Teens Murder Third Teen in Satanic Sacrifice Mar 7, 2017 2:49:03 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Mar 7, 2017 2:49:03 GMT -5
Two Teens Murder Third Teen in Satanic Sacrifice
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A Missouri teenager has pled guilty to murdering another teen and says the killing was part of a Satanic sacrifice. Amanda Bennett (above), 17, changed her plea last week from not guilty to guilty of second degree murder in the death of Kaytlin Root, also 17. She told the court she and Sebastian Dowell, 18, had decided in October that they needed to kill two people a year as part of their demonic religion. Bennett said that she consequently “messaged a couple of depressed people” on Facebook and when Root responded, she arranged to meet up with the girl in the park.
While the three walked along a jogging trail in Hyde Park, Bennett testified, she was advised by Dowell that it was time to carry out their plan. Bennett told the court she struck Root with a stick, and then Dowell knocked the girl to the ground, choked her and inserted a syringe into her neck. Dowell then informed Bennett they needed to stab Root in order for the killing to be a “pure sacrifice.” When Bennett said she couldn’t do it, Dowell stabbed the girl.
According to News-Press Now, Bennett told the court the two then stripped Root of her clothing, and when they saw the teen standing up, Dowell stabbed her again, notifying Bennett that they must cut Root’s throat. Bennett said she told Dowell she couldn’t do it, so he carried out the act himself.
Bennett changed her plea last week after prosecutor Dwight Scroggins agreed not to file a first-degree murder charge in exchange for a guilty plea. She also had initially been charged as a juvenile, but now is being considered an adult. She faces from 10 to 30 years behind bars and will undergo a mental health evaluation before sentencing.
Dowell also pled not guilty in December and has not yet changed his plea. His trial is set for March 13.
“They took my best friend and my other children’s sister. Kaytlin was so full of life and I don’t understand,” Root’s mother, Jamie Jaramillo, told KQ2-TV.
Source: Heather Clark, Christian News, March 6, 2017.