Bruce Leonard lawyer wants evidence hushed in son Lucas Leonard church beating death at Word of Life

Members of Word of Life are lawyered up after the Oct. 12, 2015 church beating death of teen Lucas Leonard, 19, at the New Hartford, New York house of worship, reported Utica OD on Feb. 19. Allegedly, dad Bruce Leonard, mom Deborah Leonard and other Word of Life church members "spiritually corrected" Lucas Leonard by slugging and kicking him for 14 hours when he tried to leave Word of Life. Now the lawyer for Bruce Leonard has filed motions to hush evidence in the Lucas Leonard church beating death. A brother Christopher Leonard suffered a near-fatal beating at the same time over the same situation.  Bruce Leonard lawyer: Hush Lucas Leonard Word of Life church beating death facts |

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