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Japan hangs last 6 members of cult behind subway gas attack

The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack …

Relatives, others want remains of cult leader Charles Manson

The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime associates.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83.

Parole recommended for follower of Charles Manson

A parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Sex crime victim from ‘maidens’ cult files lawsuit targeting River Road Fellowship elders who relocated to Spokane

After a decade of sexual abuse at the hands a religious cult leader, Lindsay Tornambe hopped an eastbound train out of Spokane in 2010 and fled her life as a …

Charles Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

Cult leader Charles Manson is back in a Central California prison after a reported hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem.

Police: Brothers were beaten in church to make them confess

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Two teenage brothers were brutally beaten in church – one fatally – in an effort by their parents, sister and other members to get them to …

WSP asking for tips to capture accused cultist, sex offender

A minister accused of sexual misconduct with young women is thought to have settled near Spokane. The Washington State Patrol is asking anyone with information about Victor Barnard’s whereabouts to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 15, 2014

Minnesota cult leader may be in Spokane

Minnesota cult leader may be hiding out in Spokane

Mass Suicide ‘A Good Way To Get Rid Of A Few Nuts,’ Turner Says


Swiss Police Say Sect Members Missing

At least 18 people linked to a doomsday sect at the center of a mysterious mass murder-suicide in Switzerland and Canada last year are missing, police said Thursday. Police in …

Japanese Sect Faces Disbanding

A court on Monday ordered the disbandment of the religious sect suspected of organizing the nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. The ruling sets the stage for the …

Police Conduct Massive Manhunt For Japanese Sect Leaders, Arrest 2 Group Suspected In Gas Attack; Strict Security Ordered In Tokyo

Sect official Kiyohide Nakada, left, in police car after his arrest Thursday. Photo by Associated Press

Murder Charges Filed In Sect Exorcism Rite

Five members of a religious sect have been charged with murder in the death of a woman who police said was beaten in an attempt to drive demons from her …