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Thread: Ann Sorise, 30, in September, 1963, and Ernestine Timmons, 30, in May, 1970

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    lisa Guest

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    1965 articles about the three nuns that were missing

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...248%2C24003856

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...2767%2C3983126

    1966 article where he is cleared of kidnapping Bernice Williams
    (scroll down, it wouldn't let me link that exact article)

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=4049%2C672214

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    lisa Guest

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    lisa Guest

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    lisa Guest

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    Texaskowgirl Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texaskowgirl View Post
    1978 article that includes Devernon, his son Navatro and stepson Steven Straun Legrand... The sons were accused of killing two pimps:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...n+straun&hl=en

    --------- Interesting.... Seems to have an immigration issue, when paroled...

    DIN (Department Identification Number) 77B1083
    Inmate Name LEGRAND, STEVEN
    Sex MALE
    Date of Birth 09/01/1956
    Race / Ethnicity BLACK
    Custody Status RELEASED
    Housing Releasing Facility EASTERN
    Date Received (Original) 06/22/1977
    Date Received (Current) 06/22/1977
    Admission Type
    County of Commitment KINGS
    Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 01/05/09 PAROLE U.S. IMMIGRATION

    Lisa found this! He was deported to the UK!

    http://themachoresponse.blogspot.com...g-to-help.html


  6. #26
    Texaskowgirl Guest

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    Lisa found this too! Legrand Acres Resort Camp in 1976 .... Dumping site for the Rivera girls and referred to in other articles as their Summer home/retreat.

    http://www1.dailynewspix.com/sales/l....jpg&id=107509

  7. #27
    Texaskowgirl Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa View Post
    1965 articles about the three nuns that were missing

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...248%2C24003856

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...2767%2C3983126

    1966 article where he is cleared of kidnapping Bernice Williams
    (scroll down, it wouldn't let me link that exact article)

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=4049%2C672214
    Regarding Bernice Williams, she was working for him back in 1961...

    2 'Nuns' Convicted By Jury in Assault; Linked to Racket
    $3.95 - New York Times - Oct 17, 1961
    The defendants, Helen LeGrand, 38 years old, known as "Sister Eva," and Bernice Williams, 23, known as "Sister Elizabeth," were found guilty of attacking ...

  8. #28
    lisa Guest

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    Someone posted this on a Brooklyn Forum..

    A New York native, born in 1925, LeGrand was arrested on charges of kidnapping , assault, and firearms possession in 1965. Three years later, police accused him of snatching a 23-year-old woman from her home, assaulting and raping her before she managed to escape. Neither case was prosecuted, but in 1975, LeGrand was convicted of bribery and sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old girl. That same year, along with his 20-year-old son Noconda, LeGrand was convicted of kidnapping and rape ; he drew a sentence of five to 15 years in prison, while his son got off"easy" with an eight-year prison term.

    Such conduct is not unheard of in New York City, but it is peculiar for the leader of a church. A self-styled holy man, LeGrand had organized St. John's Pentecostal Church of Our Lord a decade earlier, putting down roots in the Crown Heights district of Brooklyn. His headquarters, a four-story townhouse, was occupied by eleven "nuns" and their 47 children, many of them fathered by LeGrand. According to police, LeGrand did most of his recruiting by seduction, impregnating young women, then threatening them or their children if they refused to beg for money on the streets. His black-clad "nuns" were often seen around Grand Central Station, and others had been jailed on misdemeanor charges in New Jersey. It was within the Crown Heights "chapel" that LeGrand had raped his final victim , during August 1974, and authorities suspected that sexual assault was only the tip of the iceberg.

    In 1966, LeGrand's "church" had purchased a 58-acre spread in the Catskills, near White Sulphur Springs, converting the place to a summer retreat for the faithful. Over the next eight years, state police received steady complaints from the neighbors, alleging child abuse and health violations, wild parties and indiscriminate gunfire. Children from the camp roamed freely through the countryside, begging and stealing, while horses were cruelly beaten and left to starve.

    Authorities raided the camp in October 1968, seizing drug paraphernalia, photographing clogged toilets and general squalor, but LeGrand's troop returned each summer, without fail, immune to public opinion. Church members Gladys Stewart, 16, and her sister Yvonne, 18, had testified for the prosecution in LeGrand's bribery trial, but they were missing when the D.A. sought to use their testimony in the later rape case. Informants said the girls were dead, dismembered in the Brooklyn "church," with their remains transported to the Catskills for disposal.

    State police dug up the ranch in mid-December 1975, but they came away empty-handed. Three months later, on March 6, assorted bones and bits of cartilage were found in Briscoe Lake, and Brooklyn raiding parties turned up human bloodstains in the Crown Heights townhouse.

    By April, state police were confident that Devernon LeGrand had murdered a dozen or more victims, dumping some of them in Briscoe Lake. The list included three wives, two of LeGrand's step-children, the Stewart sisters, and two male employees of his "church."

    In May 1976, LeGrand was indicted on four counts of murder, including the Stewarts and two of his wives, slain in 1963 and 1970, respectively. The "reverend's" son, 26-year-old Steven LeGrand, was also charged with murdering the Stewart sisters, plus two men employed by his father as pimps. Father and son were convicted together in the Stewart case, on May 7, 1977, and both drew prison terms of 25 years to life.

  9. #29
    lisa Guest

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    Photo of LeGrand leaving courthouse

    http://www1.dailynewspix.com/sales/l....JPG&id=107505

  10. #30
    lisa Guest

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    HOLD UP!!!!

    Here is the motherload of pics...

    http://www1.dailynewspix.com/sales/s...all&bool_0=AND

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