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Nothing to See Here, Just a Teenage Girl Killed in a Satanic Ritual in Houston

Posted on | December 15, 2014 | 34 Comments

Maybe you missed this trivial story last week:

A Harris County jury on Thursday convicted 18-year-old Jose E. Reyes of capital murder in a death tied to a satanic ritual, agreeing with prosecutors that another crime was committed when Corriann Cervantes was brutally killed.
Reyes was automatically sentenced to life in prison.
Jurors took a little more than an hour to reach a decision, rejecting arguments from defense attorneys that if Reyes was guilty of a crime, it would be murder.
Moments after the verdict was announced in the courtroom, Cervantes’ aunt, Michelle Abernathy, said she blamed Reyes and his parents for the death of her 15-year-old niece.
Abernathy dressed down Reyes, saying he is “morally, spiritually dead.”
Jurors agreed with prosecutors, who sought a conviction on a charge of capital murder. Earlier Thursday, prosecutors said in closing arguments that Reyes’ own words prove he killed a girl because he wanted to sell his soul to the devil. . . .
The last piece of evidence in the trial that began Monday were letters from jail in which Reyes said the Devil was watching him and directing him to act during the slaying.
“He was standing there, watching me and Victor,” the teen wrote in a letter read to jurors Thursday.
“It’s all good. It’s what the Devil asked for.” . . .
Reyes is accused with Victor Alas, then 16, of strangling, bludgeoning and stabbing Cervantes in a vacant apartment in Clear Lake on Feb. 4. . . .
Prosecutors believe the three teens left a party to go to a vacant apartment to have consensual sex, but at some point Reyes told Alas he had sold his soul to the devil. Alas could also sell his soul, Reyes said, if they killed the teen.
The two then kept Cervantes from leaving the apartment as they beat, sexually assaulted and eventually killed her, prosecutors said. . . .
During the four-day trial, jurors saw graphic photos of heinous injuries that including an upside down cross carved on Cervantes’ stomach. Her right eye had been gouged out and she had been stabbed in the face and torso with a screwdriver. . . .
Medical examiners and investigators testified Cervantes was also sexually assaulted.
Reyes’ lawyers argued there was not enough evidence to believe the sexual assault took place while Cervantes was alive.

You know it’s got to be a bad day at work for a lawyer when the best he can do is try to save his 18-year-old client from a mandatory life sentence by claiming that the 15-year-old girl he admits his client killed was already dead before she was sexually assaulted.

Anyway, I thought you might be interested in that minor trivial bit of news. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, police are looking for Bradley William Stone, 35, who they say killed six people in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and in Australia, commandos killed an terrorist who murdered two people during a standoff in downtown Sydney:

The gunman, identified as an Iranian refugee, had taken dozens of hostages.
Central Sydney was put in lockdown when the gunman seized the hostages early on Monday, forcing some of them to hold up a black Islamic banner at the window of the Lindt cafe.
The Lindt Chocolat Cafe is located in Martin Place, a busy shopping area in Sydney’s financial district.
The gunman was named as Man Haron Monis. He received political asylum in Australia in 1996 and was on bail facing a number of charges. . . .
Monis was on bail for being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. He also faced more than 40 sexual and indecent assault charges.
He had also been convicted of sending offensive letters to the families of deceased Australian soldiers.
The self-styled cleric, who described himself on a website as a Shia Muslim who had converted to Sunni Islam, was said by his former lawyer to have been an isolated figure.

Just another isolated incident. Random. And don’t pay any attention to those right-wing Christian fundamentalists who think Satan is real. Nobody killed your teenage daughter for Satan. Yet.



34 Responses to “Nothing to See Here, Just a Teenage Girl Killed in a Satanic Ritual in Houston”

  1. M. Thompson
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

    Goddamn, this is a depraved world.

  2. concern00
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    Your article appears to be outright Satanaphobia.

  3. dcnj
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    “Satanaphobia” RACIST!

  4. Adobe_Walls
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    Ain’t gettin any better either.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    ”probably needed a good killin”
    Lotta that going around.

  6. robertstacymccain
    December 15th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    That troll needed a good deletin’ …

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 15th, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    Most of them aren’t worth the effort you showed yesterday.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 15th, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    There is a lot of evil in the world.

  9. centralparksouth
    December 15th, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

    Norman Mailer dealt with it well imo “The Castle In the Forest’
    “you believe that Jesus was the son of God, then you’d believe Hitler was offspring of Satan”

    M Joseph Sheppard

  10. trangbang68
    December 15th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

    Now you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
    You don’t believe we’re on the Eve of Destruction

  11. robertstacymccain
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    I always hated that song.

    Damned commie peacenik hippies ….

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:04 pm
  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:14 pm
  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm
  15. trangbang68
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    Barry McGuire wrote it and then had a Come to Jesus moment,

  16. trangbang68
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    Homeboy ain’t got no sympathy for you

  17. theoldsargesays
    December 15th, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

    Yeah bit somehow all that evil is Christianity’s fault.

    That would be the argument from the progressive left anyway.

  18. Fail Burton
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

    “You can’t say you support WITHOUT explicitly standing with those who hate…” – John Scalzi

    “‘If you don’t step away… then you *are* part of a hate movement.'” – N. K. Jemisin

    No they’re not talking about Islam but anonymous harassers during gamergate.

    “If Muslims don’t condemn Sydney they are supporting gamergate deaththreats.” – Me.

  19. bet0001970
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    WTF are you talking about?

  20. Wombat_socho
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    Scalzi, Jemisin, Sarkeesian and Quinn have awakened a nation of sleeping shitlords, and filled them with a terrible resolve. :v

  21. bet0001970
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Oh…he wants to play? Well, ok then.

  22. Wombat_socho
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    He’s connecting the dots. The same SJW idiots who are trying to ruin SF and videogames are the same people insisting that Islam is a peaceful religion and we should be more accommodating to it.

  23. bet0001970
    December 15th, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    Ah, my mistake. I was gonna start posting anti-gg hate pics.


  24. Fail Burton
    December 15th, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    I’m saying that social justice warrior logic depends on your sex and skin color. According to Sarkeesian, a murder by a man is “toxic masculinity” smeared onto all men. Terrorism is never smeared onto a much clearer case for a shared ideology, complete with a frickin’ instruction manual called The Koran. In short SJWs are liars. They’re out there with their #illridewithyou for Muslims while condemning men as a “rape culture” no one should be alone with without a contract.

  25. Aussie54
    December 15th, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

    Need to correct a few facts about the Sydney siege. The number of hostages was roughly 17, not dozens. Also, it was not commandos who ended the siege but the police tactical response group (the riot squad) who had been on stand-by since the drama began.
    I know it is a small thing but the commandos in Australia are the SAS and they were not called in on the matter. It was handled by the NSW police who did a superb job under the circumstances.

  26. M. Thompson
    December 15th, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Yep, when you can’t tell if it’s a he or a she, it is evil and weird.

  27. John Bradley
    December 16th, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    …and if he’d expressed a disdain for the i – IV chord progression, our host would be guilty of Santanaphobia.

  28. Daniel Freeman
    December 16th, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    Funny, if they’d been in college, a crazy gang rape/murder would’ve fit a narrative and I would’ve heard about it before now. I guess there’s no cachet in reporting Satanism.

  29. K-Bob
    December 16th, 2014 @ 4:27 am

    Except those practicing Satanism while White.

  30. K-Bob
    December 16th, 2014 @ 4:32 am

    Could be worse…

    Maybe I’ll be there to shake your hand,
    maybe I’ll be there to share the land
    that they’ll be giving away, when we all live together

    The Guess Who should have had a lyricist who didn’t speak English. Great songs with horrible lyrics.

  31. K-Bob
    December 16th, 2014 @ 4:35 am

    Well, it almost has to get better.

    Worse would require nukes, and there’s a silver lining even to them.

    Alien invasion, though. That could be bad.

  32. get2djnow
    December 16th, 2014 @ 5:41 am

    Could? You’re killing me Smalls, killing me.

  33. K-Bob
    December 16th, 2014 @ 6:06 am


  34. Dana
    December 16th, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    You know it’s got to be a bad day at work for a lawyer when the best he can do is try to save his 18-year-old client from a mandatory life sentence by claiming that the 15-year-old girl he admits his client killed was already dead before she was sexually assaulted.

    Alas! Sometimes when a defense attorney has to defend a guilty client, that’s the best he can do.

    But it ought to be instructive: after the brave Mr Reyes sold his soul to the devil, he wanted to avoid a capital sentence; it seems as though he would like to avoid making the actual payment on that sale for as long as possible.

    Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a math problem for Señor Reyes: subtracting maybe 40 years off of eternity in Hell doesn’t mean that you spend any less than eternity in Hell.