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April 23, 2013 | By Daniel Hernandez
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's top law enforcement agencies said Tuesday that they were poised to order the removal of a group of masked individuals who have occupied the main administrative building of the national university since Friday. The occupation of the university's rectory tower is linked to a relatively minor political dispute at one of the campus' public feeder high schools, yet the incident has struck a nerve at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM by its Spanish acronym, which has an enrollment of more than 330,000 students this year.
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January 8, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A man suspected of the New Year's Day killing of a well-loved Northern California priest also allegedly attempted to light the body on fire and blow up the rectory at St. Bernard Parish in Eureka, court records reveal. Gary Lee Bullock, 44, allegedly rolled Father Eric Freed's body into blankets and doused him with “several bottles” of 80-proof alcohol. He then attempted to light Freed's body on fire, according to an affidavit filed with the Humboldt County Superior Court. The fire extinguished itself.
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January 8, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A man suspected of the New Year's Day killing of a well-loved Northern California priest also allegedly attempted to light the body on fire and blow up the rectory at St. Bernard Parish in Eureka, court records reveal. Gary Lee Bullock, 44, allegedly rolled Father Eric Freed's body into blankets and doused him with “several bottles” of 80-proof alcohol. He then attempted to light Freed's body on fire, according to an affidavit filed with the Humboldt County Superior Court. The fire extinguished itself.
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January 7, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The man suspected in the killing of a beloved Northern California priest was arraigned Monday, just hours after parishioners mourned the cleric's passing at a funeral Mass. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was charged with first-degree murder, auto theft and attempted arson in a Eureka courthouse late Monday afternoon, according to the Humboldt County district attorney's office. Bullock also faces special allegations of burglary and intentional infliction of torture in the murder of the Rev. Eric Freed, who was found dead in a Eureka church rectory New Year's Day. Bullock pleaded not guilty to all counts and remained in custody in lieu of $1.2-million bail, prosecutors said.
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August 12, 2000 | Associated Press
Teenage rectory workers in the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese will be able to hold on to their jobs for at least a little bit longer, pending a final decision from the archbishop. Archbishop William Levada had ordered a ban on youth rectory workers at the archdiocese's 89 parishes in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. He took the action to avoid lawsuits.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Roman Catholic priest was found slain in his clerical robes in the rectory of his northern New Jersey parish, and authorities warned that a killer was on the loose. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi would not say how the Rev. Ed Hinds, 61, was killed but said the body had wounds "consistent with a homicide." No one had been arrested. Police said they would not discuss possible motives. Hinds was found about 8 a.m. Friday in the kitchen of the rectory attached to St. Patrick's Church in Chatham, an affluent New York City bedroom community, after he didn't show up to preside over morning Mass.
NEWS
September 16, 1987 | Compiled by Nikki Finke from staff reports
On the eve of the Pope's visit, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony, leader of the largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States, stood in the coffee shop of the New Otani Hotel waiting unceremoniously for a takeout order. He left carrying a brown paper bag with his dinner--a no-frills tuna melt sandwich. Mahony, whose living quarters at St.
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January 2, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A Humboldt County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the New Year's Day slaying of a popular Roman Catholic priest in the small Northern California town of Eureka, law enforcement officials said. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was arrested in southern Humboldt County near Garberville, about an hour from Eureka, said Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills. The priest's car, a 2010 Nissan hybrid, was recovered nearby. Police believe that Bullock killed Father Eric Freed, a priest at St. Bernard parish, after a "violent struggle" in the church rectory early Wednesday.
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August 26, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
A retired Roman Catholic priest in Orange County was sentenced to a year in jail, probation and community service and will be required to register as a sex offender for molesting a grade-school student in the parish rectory and the church more than a decade ago, Orange County prosecutors said. Denis Lyons, 78, pleaded guilty in March to four felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 on four occasions in which, prosecutors said, he sexually assaulted the student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Costa Mesa.
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January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Eureka, Calif., police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a church rectory, the Eureka Times-Standard reported. Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but Eureka Mayor Frank Jager identified him to the newspaper as the Rev. Eric Freed. A police department representative could not be reached for comment. According to the newspaper, Freed was discovered at the St. Bernard Church rectory Wednesday morning by a deacon. Freed may have been killed after a Tuesday evening Mass.
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January 2, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Police in Eureka said Thursday they believe the slaying of a popular Roman Catholic priest was a random attack. “We do not believe there was any connection between the victim of this homicide and the suspect,” said Andrew Mills, Chief of Eureka Police Department. “We're not sure what the motive is at this point. We're interviewing him right now. However, to me it seems to be a crime of opportunity. " Gary Lee Bullock was arrested Thursday in the Garberville area after he was pulled over, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department.
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January 2, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A Humboldt County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the New Year's Day slaying of a popular Roman Catholic priest in the small Northern California town of Eureka, law enforcement officials said. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was arrested in southern Humboldt County near Garberville, about an hour from Eureka, said Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills. The priest's car, a 2010 Nissan hybrid, was recovered nearby. Police believe that Bullock killed Father Eric Freed, a priest at St. Bernard parish, after a "violent struggle" in the church rectory early Wednesday.
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January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Eureka, Calif., police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a church rectory, the Eureka Times-Standard reported. Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but Eureka Mayor Frank Jager identified him to the newspaper as the Rev. Eric Freed. A police department representative could not be reached for comment. According to the newspaper, Freed was discovered at the St. Bernard Church rectory Wednesday morning by a deacon. Freed may have been killed after a Tuesday evening Mass.
WORLD
April 23, 2013 | By Daniel Hernandez
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's top law enforcement agencies said Tuesday that they were poised to order the removal of a group of masked individuals who have occupied the main administrative building of the national university since Friday. The occupation of the university's rectory tower is linked to a relatively minor political dispute at one of the campus' public feeder high schools, yet the incident has struck a nerve at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM by its Spanish acronym, which has an enrollment of more than 330,000 students this year.
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August 26, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
A retired Roman Catholic priest in Orange County was sentenced to a year in jail, probation and community service and will be required to register as a sex offender for molesting a grade-school student in the parish rectory and the church more than a decade ago, Orange County prosecutors said. Denis Lyons, 78, pleaded guilty in March to four felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 on four occasions in which, prosecutors said, he sexually assaulted the student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Costa Mesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2010 | By Emily Green, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At Home A Short History of Private Life Bill Bryson Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95 "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the surrounding countryside, the American-born author invokes a local archaeologist who once explained to him that the region's stone churches aren't sinking. No, they are slightly below ground because the sheer numbers of bodies buried around them over the centuries have caused the earth to rise.
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March 30, 1985 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
A 64-year-old housekeeper was stabbed to death early Friday in the rectory of a South El Monte Roman Catholic church, apparently after she surprised a burglar, sheriff's deputies said. A second housekeeper screamed at the man to halt the attack, but he ignored her and continued stabbing the victim, Deputy Dave Hogan said. Hogan said Margarita Baltazar apparently interrupted a 4 a.m. burglary in the Epiphany Catholic Church rectory, where she lived.
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October 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Chatham church janitor was charged with murdering a priest whose body was found in the rectory. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said that 64-year-old Jose Feliciano stabbed and cut the Rev. Ed Hinds 32 times Thursday after the pair had argued. Bianchi would not provide further details about the argument. Hinds, 61, was found dead Friday morning in the rectory kitchen of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church after he failed to show up for Mass. He was wearing his clerical robes.
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