Hetherly, Marian, The Humanist
* Five former Bosnian Croat soldiers were sentenced this past January to prison terms ranging from six to twenty-five years in connection with what has been called one of the most notorious incidents of the Bosnian war. The International War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague jailed the five and acquitted a sixth man for the April 1993 massacre of 116 Muslims and the destruction of 170 houses and two mosques in the village of Ahmici in central Bosnia.
* Tampa, Florida, church deacon Sam Smithers has been sentenced to death for the brutal murders of two prostitutes. During the trial, the court was told the forty-six-year-old Smithers was extremely emotionally disturbed from abuse he suffered during childhood from his fanatically religious mother.
* David and Jennifer Mayer of El Cajon, California, were convicted last fall of slowly starving their toddler to death because of their belief that God doesn't like fat children. Zechariah Mayer died of chronic malnutrition in January 1999, …
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Publication information: Article title: Worth Noting. Contributors: Hetherly, Marian - Author. Magazine title: The Humanist. Volume: 60. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: 43. © 1999 American Humanist Association. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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