Second man charged in a cult murder appeared in court this morning

Published on Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:30
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - The second man charged in a cult murder will decide at a later date whether he wants a probable cause hearing.

Sorek Minery, of Burlington, stood quietly in an orange prison jumpsuit as a prosecutor said DNA evidence will be used in the case against him.

Minery and Rudy Hannon, of Nevada, are accused of killing Southington resident Paul Sweetman in 2004 as part their affiliation with a cult run by Brother Julius Schacknow.

Sweetman was the Chief Apostle for Schacknow who had hundreds of followers.

Minery made his first appearance in New Britain Superior Court today after his arrest last week. He and Hannon are being held on $2 million bond.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:30. Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:33.