Pas­tor gets 36 years over ex­or­cism death

New Straits Times - - World -

MANAGUA A pas­tor and sev­eral fol­low­ers were sen­tenced on Tues­day to 36 years in prison for a fa­tal ex­or­cism in which a woman was thrown naked onto a fire. Pas­tor Juan Rocha, 23, and four oth­ers re­ceived a 30-year term for mur­der­ing Vilma Tru­jillo, 25. From Feb 15 to 21, she was kept tied up with­out food or wa­ter in the church Rocha ran. She was later thrown naked onto a burn­ing pile of wood. Res­cued hours later by rel­a­tives, she died af­ter a week in a hos­pi­tal here with se­vere burns.

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