Perpetrator: Joel Michael Guy Jr.
Thanksgiving is the one time of the year where we take account and are appreciative for whatever blessings, no matter how meager, we have accrued through the year. Well, someone should have told that to Joel Michael Guy, who raged about what he did not have.
You see, Joel, was in a pinch. He was a 28 year old resident of Baton Rouge, Lousiana. He had just recently taken a “sabatical” from his studies at Lousiana State University where he had been pursuing a degree for (ahem) NINE YEARS! Somehow, word got around to Joel that his parents, Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr. (the people that raised him presumably) were cutting him off financially. Now I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the financial consideration, but when left to our imaginations, I think we can put 2 and 2 together.
Victims: Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr.
So when this past Thanksgiving occured Joel met with his parents at their home along with his sisters. Everything seemed right and reasonable at the time the sisters left. What occured after they left was anything but. Sometime between late-Friday and mid-Saturday, Joel attacked his parents, and killed them. But not only did he kill them, he expressed a certain savagery that is inhuman. He stabbed them to death. He then decapitated them. Lastly, he then attempted to dissolve their bodies in an acid bath.
Who knows what the tipping point was for Joel? Was he cold and calculating? Or was he incensed in the moment? Regardless, I hope the measure of his brutality is met with compensatory jusitce. My prayers to the family.
Knoxville News Sentinel
I am not one to dispute the existence of Angels and Demons, but when I see stories such as this, I am compelled to believe these crimes are a melding of religious doctrination and mental illness.
Juanita Gomez, was so convinced that her adult daughter, Geneva Gomez, was possessed by the devil, that she proceeded to stuff a crucifix down her throat. Thusly, killing her daughter.
Apparently a fight ensued where the older Gomez beat the younger (33 years of age) into submission and forced the crucifix down her throat. The mother watched her dauggter die and then posed the body in the sign of the cross.
This is not an isolated incident as a couple of years a family attempted an exorcism…in their van…In a Walmart parking lot (because where else would you hold an exorcisn?)
My thoughts and prayers (because praying is a more amiable spiritual committment to another human being) are with the family.
Perpetrator: Kenneth Alan Amyx
This is a developing story of a Plano man, Kenneth Alan Amyx, who is accused of stabbing to death his live-in girfriend, Jennifer Streit-Spears. He then proceeded to take pictures of Ms. Spears’ bloodied body and a picture of his own self covered in blood, with the caption: ‘Please Pray For Us’. Presumably this was his way to get the word out that he had done something horrific. Police came at the request of Spears’ sister who saw the images. They found the victim deceased and the assailant with several self-inflicted stab wounds.
Victim: Jennifer Streit-Spears,
Amyx is currently being held on $600,000 bond for the murder of Ms. Speirs. And to go along with that charge, it seems as though he was also wanted for the charges of continued sexual abuse of a child and indecent exposure to a child.
Clearly, Mr. Amyx is a very disturbed individual, and my heart goes out to the family of Ms. Speirs.
Perpetrator: James Leroy Evans
Heaven help us. I’d like to think I would be able to look at the picture of the man above and just deduce that he has diminished mental capacity. But the truth is that James Leroy Evans may just be plum crazy.
On March 22nd, a hiker found Diamond’s body (a young pit bull mix) hanging from a tree. When the dog was taken to a vetrinarian, she was found to be sexually abused, whether by object or by anatomy has yet to be determined. She was killed by asphyxiation.
Mr. Evans was sought after a tip to the police from a family member because he was ‘caring’ for the dog at the time. The owners of the dog were away for a four day period when this took place. Evans admitted to killing and hanging the dog, and according to authorities took a sense of pride in doing it. After all, the dog allegedly ate his iguana.
And if this story wasn’t already bad enough, Diamond served as the owner’s Therapy Dog for their 8 year old boy.
Evan’s is out on bond after posting $50,000 and being charged with animal cruelty. Evans also has an already sordid criminal history which includes arrests for domestic violence, burglary and possession of controlled substances. He can now add animal cruelty and bestiality to his prestigious list.
It’s crazy that in 2016 we have to send out a plea for humans to stop having sex with their animals! I don’t think it’s too much to ask. The bar is pretty low. But let’s keep sexual intercourse between members of the same species. Geez.
I have a story to share here today that relate to this sickening subject. The verse is the story of Miranda Johns. Miranda accused her boyfriend, Kurtz Villavicencio, of sexual battery. But as Villavicencio was questioned by police, he had something very interesting to share with them. He showed them a video from his phone of Johns masturbating while her dogs were used to perform oral sex on her. I can’t imagine the cops reaction to seeing something like that during the course of investigation. Villavicencio of course denied assaulting Johns. And Johns, for her part, said Villavicencio was very encouraging of bestiality, requesting she have sex with a bigger dog (good, gravy). I have no doubt that Villvicencio is equally as disturbed as Johns, but the proof lied with him. Johns is being charged with ‘Sexual Conduct With An Animal’.