Parents beat sons to confess at church "spiritual counseling" sesson: Spiritual beating killed Lucas Leonard |

In a horrifying story from New Hartford, New York, two parents beat their sons to confess at church, reported the Associated Press on Oct. 14. That spiritual beating killed Lucas Leonard, 19, one of the two brothers beaten in the tiny Christian church. Leonard's Oct. 12 death at Word of Life Christian Church revealed that he and his sibling Christoper Leonard, 17, had been kicked and pummeled with fists in the abdomen, genitals, thighs and back. Christopher was hospitalized with severe injuries.Parents beat sons to confess at church: Spiritual beating killed Lucas Leonard |


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