Nebraska · Religion

Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

April 29, 1984 Nebraska After prolonged humiliation and torture, James Thimm is murdered by antisemite, white supremacist, and cult leader Michael Wayne Ryan Ryan had set up a commune on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska, convincing 21 others he was in direct contact with Yahweh. Early orders to his followers, by direction of Yahweh, involved… Continue reading Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

Texas

Man murders wife, mother-in-law in front of young son after argument

April 29, 2003 Texas Christopher Swift stabs and strangles his pregnant wife, drives to his mother-in-law's house to strangle her, then abandons his 5-year-old son at a motel Police learned of the murders after employees at a motel called to report an abandoned boy playing unsupervised in their lobby. The boy told police his father… Continue reading Man murders wife, mother-in-law in front of young son after argument