A hellish nightmare played out in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay on the night of Sunday, Oct. 17. 144 men, women and children summoned to church found themselves witnessing a macabre ritual of sacrificial death and facing authorities. thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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In Facebook posts on Sunday, church leader Kevin O. Smith warned his followers of an incoming “flood” and instructed them not to take their cell phones to church that evening, but one member’s disobedience might have prevented a massacre. thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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Police say an errant female follower, overwhelmed by the sight of another young lady being killed in front of the congregation, left and called the police. When authorities responded to the call the church became the scene of a deadly confrontation. thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force communications arm, told The Daily Beast that “from the police standpoint, we’re currently investigating a case of double murder and three counts of wounding.” thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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Merline Lewin, a Montego Bay resident who lives close to the church, was in shock over the ordeal: “It is traumatizing. It traumatized me so much I’ve not been sleeping or eating well. I’ve not left home to do no business because of what is taking place." thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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Milton Ricketts, who is not a member of the church but says he knew Smith well, told The Daily Beast the unfolding drama wasn’t surprising to him: “This man, not only has he done this despicable thing, but it has been going on for years.” thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…
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Read the full story from Clinton Pickering: thedailybeast.com/human-sacr…

12:04 AM · Oct 21, 2021

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