Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pastor Anthony Hopkins convicted

AnthonyHopkins If you murder your wife and stash her body in a freezer, there is no doubt about it, you are a scumbag.  If you murder your wife, stick her body in a freezer, and then rape your children while earning a living an evangelist, you defy description. Anthony Hopkins was a pastor. Now he’s a convicted murder.

After deliberating for 1 1/2 hours, a jury in Mobile also found 39-year-old Anthony Hopkins guilty of rape, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse of a child between the ages of 12 and 16.

Hopkins was arrested in 2008 while preaching at a rural revival in Clarke County on charges that he killed 36-year-old Arletha Hopkins, a mother of eight.

If you doubt he was scum…

in closing arguments Friday, Assistant District Attorney Jill Phillips said Hopkins terrorized his wife and young children, isolated them and used the Bible to manipulate them.

Hopkins earned a living as a traveling preacher. Dimwits thought him a prophet who could see the future.

I wrote about his arrest. I consider him the worst of the worst.