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Man fighting ‘spiritual battle’ was watching Fullerton girl

The Orange County Register/March 4, 1990 By James V. Grimaldi and Jeff D. Opdyke FULLERTON – Police found a 3-year-old girl stabbed to death early Saturday after a 21-year-old unemployed laborer who had been baby-sitting the toddler told emergency dispatchers: “I just killed a baby.” The girl, identified by neighbors and her pastor as Marcelene …

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Up against “The Wall”: 2 teens “choose” to leave confusing world.

The Arizona Republic/September 13, 1989 By Paul Brinkley-Rogers YUMA – They were two troubled kids in love who could not live without each other and could not live on Earth together without getting in trouble with the law. That is why, friends say, Walter McRae, 19, and Christina Sahady, 16, hanged themselves with the same …

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Review/Television; Trying to Pry a Youth Away From a Cult

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CBS News’ 48 Hours Takes Viewers Inside the Deprogramming of a 14-year Old Boy May 18 on CBS

CBS News – New York/April 1989 A mother seeks the help of a deprogrammer in the desperate battle for the heart and mind of her teen-age son…while he clings to his beliefs in a controversial church. It is part of the growing dispute over whether the deprogramming of an individual against his will clashes with …

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Picketers oppose techniques, behavior of church organization

Northern Arizona University Lumberjack/May 4, 1989, by Wendy Ludewig and Lesley Mitchell It was advertised as an “evening ringside” with former boxing champion Earnie Shavers featuring “exciting video footage” and as “inside look at the world of boxing.” But accusations of false advertising and brainwashing, drew about 20 picketers to the Lumberjack Gym Friday night. …

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