Wednesday, April 9, 2008

VHN Update

Been busy. Here's the rundown:

Life in prison for murder of 'vampire',21985,23445824-5005961,00.html

A MAN has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a rapist/male prostitute and self-proclaimed vampire.

The man, who can be identified only as JP for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court last year to the 2003 murder of Shane Chartres-Abbott.

Mr Chartres-Abbott, 28, was gunned down in front of his partner and father outside his home at Reservoir, in Melbourne's, on June 4, 2003. At the time, Mr Chartres-Abbott was on trial for the rape and maiming of a woman who had hired him as a prostitute.

The Supreme Court was told the hitman claimed he was asked to carry out the murder as a favour for an associate and two police officers helped him both before and after the crime.

He has made statements and undertaken to give evidence against those he alleges are involved.

JP's admissions to his involvement were described as "extraordinary" because he was never a suspect in the case.

Justice Simon Whelan said JP and another man went to Mr Chartres-Abbott's home and ambushed him as he walked down the street with his partner and father.

The court was told the two other people were pushed aside and JP fired two shots at Mr Chartres-Abbott, one into his side and the other under his chin.

The pair fled in a car they had parked nearby.

"The murder to which you have pleaded guilty was a callous, planned, premeditated execution," Justice Whelan told the man.

Justice Whelan said such a crime would ordinarily attract a life sentence with no parole but because of the significant help he was willing to give police, his admissions and the fact his statements put him and his family in danger, he deserved a discount.

Mr Chartres-Abbott had pleaded not guilty at his trial to two counts of rape and one count each of intentionally and recklessly causing serious injury.

The jury in his trial was told that he informed the woman he was a vampire and he drank blood to live.

The woman was found naked, bloodied and unconscious in the shower of a hotel room in August 2002. Part of her tongue had been ripped out.

JP said Mr Chartres-Abbott's murder was carried out as revenge for the attack, describing him as an "animal" and a danger to other women.

JP is already serving a life sentence and with today's sentence will be eligible for parole in 2023 when he is in his early 70s.

'Vampire' convict dies in Bolivia

American who called himself after a fictional vampire and who was serving 30 years for fatal bombings in La Paz has died, Bolivian officials say.

Triston Jay Amero, 26, was sentenced in January for the March 2006 blasts in which two people died.

A prison official said Amero had complained of stomach pains and was taken to hospital, where he died.

He went by the name Lestat Claudius de Orleans y Montevideo, derived from the vampire novels by US author Anne Rice.

Amero, originally from California, had been convicted of carrying out the attacks with his Uruguayan ex-girlfriend, Alda Ribeiro Costa, 47, who was also jailed for the maximum 30-year term.

He was serving his sentence in the Chonchocoro maximum security prison.

A post-mortem was being performed, prison officials said.

Amero and Costa were arrested immediately after the blasts at the low-budget hotels, which took place hours apart on 21 March 2006.

The explosions caused extensive damage and killed a young man and young woman.

According to the Associated Press, Amero passed himself off as a Saudi Arabian lawyer, a pagan high priest, a notary public and a vampire during earlier travels around South America.

He had a history of mental illness and had been jailed on several occasions, AP reported.

'Vampire' disappears, skips hearing,0,3308804.story

A Pottsville man who police say persuaded a 15-year-old girl he was part werewolf and part vampire before sexually assaulting her has flown from justice.

Kristian Allen Carl, 19, failed to show up for a Jan. 29 preliminary hearing before District Judge Charles Moran of Pottsville.

Carl allegedly believed he was a supernatural hybrid, part vampire and part werewolf, according to Pottsville police Sgt. James Joos. Joos said Carl had shown him his canine teeth to prove his lineage, and said he had a guardian dragon that protected him from evil-doers.

Carl was charged with statutory sexual assault after admitting he had sexual intercourse with the girl, who told police he was her boyfriend, on Nov. 14, 2007, according to an affidavit Joos filed with Moran.

Carl knew the girl's age and was aware he could "get in trouble" for having sex with a girl under age 16, Joos wrote. Carl told police he had met the girl the previous night and the two went to a friend's apartment to spend the night.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Immortals and Misc News

Cabinet of Wonders investigates Immortals.

Doctor and Nurse go In Search of Dracula.

Also, BLADE the Series is out on DVD.

X-Files fans investigate Werewolves, and find a hoax.

New novel explores 'Soul Vampirism.'

More on the Kidney Theft Ring.

Rapist 'Thought he was a Vampire-Werewolf'

VHN: We're never in short supply of these people.

Alleged rapist 'thought he was a werewolf-vampire'
Tuesday Feb 12 07:00 AEDT
By ninemsn staff

A US man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl first convinced her he was part werewolf and part vampire, a report claims.

Kristian Allen Carl, 19, was charged with statutory rape after he admitted having sex with the girl at a friend's apartment in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on November 7 last year.

Carl also tried to persuade police he was some kind of paranormal crossbreed.

"He convinced himself he was a hybrid — a combination werewolf and vampire," police Sergeant James Joos was quoted in the Houston Chronicle as saying.

Carl insisted he had a "guardian dragon that protected him from evildoers" and presented his "canine teeth" to police as proof his was part werewolf.

"I let him know that all mammals — including humans — have canine teeth," Sgt Roos said.

Carl told police he met the girl two nights before the alleged assault and was aware of her age.

The girl had earlier claimed Carl was her boyfriend.

He was released on a $US25,000 ($A27,700) bail.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Exorcist Warns Against "Hidden Knowledge"

Exorcist priest warns against "hidden knowledge” trend in Mexico

.- Fr. Jose Luis del Rio y Santiago of the Mexican Diocese of Saltillo, who carried out an exorcism during a healing Mass last Monday, warned against the trend of seeking supposed secret knowledge, and the consulting of healers and fortune tellers, saying such practices “open the door to Satanism.”

During the Mass celebrated at a local parish, a young woman with signs of possession was present, forcing Father del Rio to practice an exorcism in front of the entire congregation.

Father del Rio, who is authorized by the bishop to practice exorcisms in the diocese, warned that the practices of fortune telling, witchcraft and the occult are leading to an increasing number of cases of Satanic possession.

“There are people who get involved in these kinds of practices without knowing that what they are doing is opening the door to the devil,” he stressed.

“People begin to see the occult and fortune telling as something natural and legitimate; and they watch TV programs on astrology, parapsychology and psychics. They get carried away by their ignorance and can fall prey to occult practices. We must warn the faithful that these practices open the door to the devil,” he added.

The young girl who underwent the exorcism was able to leave the church with the help of her family. Father del Rio said she would “have to return for several more sessions in order to ensure her recovery.”

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jamaica: Demonic Forces

"Right now when one looks at Jamaica and see the kinds of murders being committed, the evidence is there that something like this (demon-inspired murders) is taking place in our country.

"Why are our people like this now, when there was a time when they weren't?

"Some will reason that people need employment, others will say it's a lack of education or proper housing, but whatever you give as reasoning, the end result will show that there is evil and wickedness and something is causing this," he said.

Reverend Nalia Ricketts, chief executive officer (CEO) of the parachurch organisation, Prayer 2000, agrees that demonic influences have played a significant role in the rise of crime and violence in Jamaica.

"The thing is, men who refuse to serve God, in any form whatsoever, are likely targets for demonic operations," he said. "A lot of people in Jamaica have given over themselves to satanic forces."

He argues that many of our national practices, including some aspects of our Emancipation celebrations, help to invoke demonic powers, which will serve to bring more bloodshed and mayhem on the country."

Woman Suffocates Father 'Because he was a Demon',21985,23126712-5005961,00.html

By Amy Coopes

January 29, 2008 02:27pm

A WOMAN accused of binding her elderly father in clingfilm and suffocating him with a pillow believed he was a demon and he "had to go", a court has been told.

Ederino Beltrame, 70, died in April 2001 with a doctor signing off his death as being from natural causes.

He had been suffering a terminal heart condition and was in hospital with a brain haemorrhage in the months before his death.

An inquest into Mr Beltrame's death was halted last year after his granddaughter and primary carer Romina came forward to accuse her mother, Daniella, of his murder.

Daniella Beltrame has pleaded not guilty to murder, forging her father's will and intimidating her second daughter Loretta to prevent her giving evidence at the inquest.

Opening committal proceedings against ms Beltrame today in Sydney's Central Local Court, prosecutor Stephen Higgins SC said relations between Ms Beltrame and her father were strained for some years and arguments had escalated into violence.

"In the early hours of the 26th of April, 2001 (Romina) was woken by her mother, the defendant, calling her from her grandfather's room to come and help," Mr Higgins told the court.

"When she entered the room she saw her grandfather bound to the bed with Gladwrap and her mother forcing a pillow onto his face.

"After a struggle Romina was forced from the room. Her mother (followed) a short time later and told her that her grandfather was a demon and that he had to go.

"When she woke the next morning her grandfather was dead."

"The defendant presented documents which she demanded Loretta sign," Mr Higgins said.

"Loretta only looked at one of these documents which stated that she, Loretta, had wanted to kill her grandfather."

Mr Beltrame's doctor Syed Zaman told the court he did not closely examine the body before signing a death certificate.

"I did not examine him because I had known the patient's condition and the way he was sinking," Dr Zaman said.

"I took it for granted that it was a matter of time."

Experts today agreed it was impossible to say with certainty whether Mr Beltrame had been smothered or had died from disease.

The hearing continues.

'Vampirism' Employed in a Political Editorial

This point-of-view political Op Ed, is very interesting. The use of the term vampire is similar to the usage of such subtexts used in the Blade movie trilogy. This man is serious, and it is thought provoking. While he is not literally claiming vampires exist, he is referring to this term which so perfectly applies to what he is saying.

The "Vampire Elites"