xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Rev. Dwayne Long, 45, a Pentecostal preacher in Rose Hill, Va., died the day after being bitten on the finger by a rattlesnake during a serpent-handling sermon on April 11. He had refused treatment because, as a parishioner said later, “(I)t’s the Lord’s will.” (According to Mark 16:17-18 in the New Testament, “(Believers) shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.”)
According to police in Toledo, Ohio, in March, during the robbery of the Gold Star Market, Joseph Allen Wilson, 18, accidentally shot and killed his 30-year-old accomplice, who was posing as a customer and whom Wilson was “threatening to kill” as part of the clever plan to get the clerk to open the register.
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