Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ministers from hell: part two

Cult-like rituals inside the church, a nun murdering another nun for ministering to the prostitutes, a preacher beating his wife to death with a chair leg. The tip of the iceberg in the stories of violent clergy members.

Ministers from hell, part one

On January 2, 1995, elderly couple Leo and Hazel Gleese, were beaten and strangled to death in their Sebring, Fla., home by none other than their pastor John Canning. A look at this and other cases of killer clergy.

Former Priest Convicted in Murder for Hire Plot

A former Roman Catholic priest was convicted today of attempting to hire a hit man to kill a teenage boy who accused him of sexual assault.

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