Prisoner Finds Love on the Outside

September 24, 2001

A Jehovah’s Witness minister convicted of killing his pregnant wife in 1997 has fallen in love while on prison work release and remarried in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ian Reilly was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Sylvia but has protested his innocence.

Lake Perseverance
Lake Perseverance

Reilly’s family and Sylvia’s family have claimed he was framed and wrongly convicted of the killing after Sylvia’s body was found in Lake Perseverance near Toowoomba on September 21, 1997.

Police have ruled out any link between Sylvia’s death and the stabbing murder of Leanne Kennedy by confessed Satanist Darren Maloney, who knew both women. Ms. Kennedy’s body was found on the day of Sylvia’s funeral.

Maloney, jailed for life in February last year, pleaded not guilty to the murder on the basis of “unsoundness of mind,” claiming he was deluded into thinking he was Satan when he stabbed Ms. Kennedy.
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Family of Jehovah’s Witness sues Azusa police, CHP

[Original publication date: January 5, 2001]

The family of a Jehovah’s Witness who died after an auto accident last year is suing the Azusa Police Department and California Highway Patrol, claiming officers improperly handled the accident which led to the victim’s death.

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By Justino Aguila
Staff Writer

Fullerton-based attorney Evan L. Ginsburg said the family of 55-year-old Jadine Russell, who died March 8, 1998, after a drunken driver hit a car that slammed into her while she stood on the side of a road, is seeking monetary damages they’ve suffered since her death.

According to Ginsburg, the officers involved could have prevented the accident from happening by having better control of traffic.

The victim had been talking to officers from the CHP and the Azusa Police Department after a minor accident took place moments before Cook crashed.

Later, at the hospital, Russell followed her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness and refused a blood transfusion. Continue reading “Family of Jehovah’s Witness sues Azusa police, CHP”

WWII: Armageddon Soon!

[Original Publication Date: May 18, 2001]

by Ken Raines

“During World War I God’s people expected it to lead directly into Armageddon, but Jehovah prevented such a climax at that time. We didn’t succumb to such an expectation during World War II.”- Kingdom Ministry, January 1968 p. 5.

"Judge" J. F.Rutherford
From the late 1930’s until his death, “Judge” Rutherford believed that World War II would lead to Armageddon. He explicitly said that the “great multitude” should not get married, have sex or kids at that time as Armageddon, he believed, was only a few years or months away.

He said that God revealed to him that the “king of the north” and the “king of the south” of Daniel chapter eleven were the two combatants of WWII and that neither side would be victorious but that the battle of Armageddon would destroy both. He also said that Daniel, Abraham, and other Old Testament prophets and patriarchs would be resurrected soon.

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