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Amish Beard Cutting Attacks

Amish Couple Charged In Hair Cutting Attacks Return To Life After Prison

Reuters | Kim Palmer | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning...

Amish Leader Gets 15 Years For Beard-Cutting Attacks, Fights For Release

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.06.2013 | Crime

CINCINNATI -- Attorneys for a group of Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their fait...

Beard-Cutting Amish Face Harsh, Unfamiliar Life In Prison

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Sixteen Amish men and women who have lived rural, self-sufficient lives surrounded by extended family and with little outside contac...

50+ Amish Children May Lose One Parent To Prison

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime

BERGHOLZ, Ohio — More than 50 Amish children could lose one parent to prison – and most of the youngest could lose both – on Friday ...

Amish Beard-Cutting Leader's Beard May Grow In Jail Forever

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 02.05.2013 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Federal prosecutors want a life sentence for the leader of an Amish breakaway group convicted in a series of beard- and hair-cutting a...

Bishop Was 'Amish Dr. Ruth' Before Beard-Cutting Attacks

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.06.2012 | Crime

Blessed with a heavenly singing voice and unfazed by tough inmates, the Amish bishop convicted of hate crimes against other Amish said he's won the re...

Unsure Of Future, Tiny Amish Sect Clings Together After Beard-Cutting Convictions

Religion News Service | John Caniglia | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

BERGHOLZ, Ohio (RNS) Inside a one-room schoolhouse, Lizzie Mullet pulls her attention away from her students and focuses on the biggest issue facing t...

UPDATE: Jurors In Amish Beard Attack Trial Focusing On Conspiracy Charge

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Jurors deciding whether a breakaway Amish group committed hate crimes in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish focused on ...

Verdict Watch Is On In Amish Beard Cutting Trial

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Jurors have wrapped up a third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in h...

Amish Shunning Central To Hate Crime Trial

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 09.16.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- In the stern, self-regulating world of the Amish, those who act out time and again by wearing the wrong clothing, going to movies or othe...

No Witnesses Called By Defense In Amish Beard Cutting Trial

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Defense attorneys didn't call any witnesses in the trial of 16 people accused of carrying out the hair-cutting attacks against fello...

Amish Bishop Describes Beard-Cutting Attack

Religion News Service | James F. McCarty | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

CLEVELAND (RNS) Law officers testified Wednesday (Sept. 5) about the chaotic and bizarre scene they discovered the night of Oct. 4, 2011, when they ar...

Amish Beard-Cutting 'Hate Crime' Photo RELEASED

Posted 09.04.2012 | Crime

Samuel Mullet Sr. ordered his followers to hold down one of his former adherents and cut off his beard with horse-mane shears. A photo of the incid...

Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks Fueled By Compassion?

Religion News Service | James F. McCarty | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion

CLEVELAND (RNS) No one disputes that followers of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. used horse-mane shears last year to forcibly cut the beards and hair ...

Radical Amish Group Brought To Trial For Beard-Cutting Attacks

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.28.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — A group of Amish men and women accused of hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks took action out of concern that members of their relig...

Amish Beard-Cutting Pits Religious Freedom vs Hate Crimes

Religion News Service | JAMES F. McCARTY | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion

CLEVELAND (RNS) The law of God will collide with the law of man this week in a crowded federal courtroom in Cleveland, where 16 Amish defendants -- 10...

Amish Splinter Group Members Face 20 Years For Alleged Hate Crimes

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.27.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Prosecutors will begin laying out their case Tuesday against 16 people charged with federal hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks on f...

Breakway Amish Leader Ordered Beatings, 'Cleansed' Married Women With Sex

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.26.2012 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio — A breakaway Amish group accused of settling a score by carrying out hair-cutting attacks against members of their faith moved int...

Amish On Trial Ask Not To Be Called A 'Cult'

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Seven of the 16 people charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio want any references to a cult or renegade group...

Amish Charged In Beard-Cutting Attacks Don't Want To Take Oath

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Some Amish people among 16 charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish are asking not to be required to swear an oath...

Amish Beard Attacks: The Fight Enters Court

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty Thursday in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. The 10 men and s...