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ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Oklahoma Pastor Slain

In Oklahoma Pastor Slain, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on September 2, 2009 at 11:25 am

Pastor Killed

Oklahoma Pastor Slain In “Horrific” Scene By Associated Press August 26, 2009 8:13 am The scene inside a small Pentecostal churchwhere a pastor was slain was “horrific,” an Oklahoma district attorneysaid Tuesday, calling it the most brutal he has seen in nearly 20 years as a prosecutor. Police have released scant information about the killing of 61-year-old Carol Daniels, whose body was found Sunday inside the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, a weather-beaten building on a rundown block near downtown Anadarko. A preliminary autopsy deemed Daniels’ death a homicide caused by “multiple sharp force injuries,” said Cherokee Ballard, spokeswoman for the state Medical Examiner’s office. She declined to discuss further details. “I’ve prosecuted over 50 murders,” District Attorney Bret Burns said. “This is the most horrific crime scene I’ve ever witnessed.” He declined to elaborate, saying he did not want to jeopardize the investigation. With little official word on the grisly killing, rumors in the town were swirling as people wondered what motivated the crime and who was responsible. Burns has called for a meeting of local pastors on Wednesday. State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown also would not say anything about the time of Daniels’ death, a possible motive or what evidence was collected at the scene. Authorities do not have any suspects, she said, and were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. “Right now we have more questions than answers,” Brown said. “The few answers we do have, we want to hold on to. That might help us in the long run.” Daniels made the 60-mile trek from Oklahoma City every week to preach, even though the church had no regular congregation. Ezra Randle, Oklahoma overseer for the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, said Daniels had been traveling to Anadarko for four or five years and 85 percent of the time, she made the trip alone. “I tried to ask her why she kept doing it and she would say until God releases me, I will go down there,” said Randle, pastor of Grace Temple Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Elk City. Icey Simmons, 85, a resident of the Silver Crest Nursing Center, said she would see Daniels nearly every weekend when Simmons would go to the church for Sunday service or when Daniels would drop by. “She and I would just go down there and pray by ourselves,” she said. “I can’t believe it. “She was just as sweet as she could be, never did anything to hurt nobody.” Pastor Steve Palczynsky of the Cedar Hill Church of God in Anadarko said lack of official word is disconcerting and that he’s taken extra steps to make sure his church is secure. “The first thing I thought about, being human, was that maybe it was a serial killer and maybe he has something out for preachers, but the Lord takes care of us,” he said. Tracy Schumpert, pastor of the town’s First United Methodist Church, said members of the local clergy will meet Wednesday with Burns to discuss the case. “It’s still very new, and we don’t know what to think,” she said. “Anything that happens like that, it’s a community concern.”

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ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Foster parents arrested in disappearance of CA boy

In Foster parents arrested in disappearance of CA boy on August 30, 2009 at 11:28 am

Another tragedy involving a child..

Coyfee signing off…

Foster parents arrested in disappearance of CA boy

AP

  • By TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press Writer Terry Collins, Associated Press Writer Sat Aug 29, 1:47 pm ET
OAKLAND, Calif. – The foster parents who held vigils pleading for the safe return of a missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy have been arrested on suspicion of murder, Oakland police said Friday.

Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell, who is the boy’s aunt, were being questioned by investigators in the case of Hasanni Campbell, who disappeared on Aug. 10 after Ross said he briefly left the boy outside his car in the parking lot of an upscale Oakland neighborhood shoe store where Campbell works.

The couple were arrested separately within an hour of each other, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.

“This is not a missing persons case anymore. This is a homicide investigation,” Thomason said late Friday outside police headquarters in downtown Oakland. “We are talking to the people responsible. We do believe Hasanni Campbell is dead.”

Thomason would not say what led to the couple’s arrests or what led police to conclude that the boy was dead. Thomason said the boy’s body has not been found.

A team of investigators searched the couple’s home in Fremont on Friday.

The couple, who are engaged, took custody of Hasanni and his 1-year-old sister several months ago because their mother — Jennifer Campbell’s sister — had drug problems.

After the boy’s disappearance, his foster parents made tearful public pleas for his safe return, including vigils outside the shoe store. Dozens of volunteers handed out fliers with Hasanni’s face and held a car wash to add to a $10,000 reward.

There’s even a Web site — findhasanni.com — where his foster family tries to explain their role.

“We understand that there is a lot of speculation out there due to misconceptions about our family and the environment Hasanni was living in but to us he is a son, a brother, a family member and so much more and not just a foster child,” a message from the site reads.

Both have denied any involvement in his disappearance.

But 10 days before the boy vanished, Ross sent an expletive-filled text message to Campbell, threatening to leave the boy alone on a train station platform, according to a police search warrant affidavit.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month, Ross said he sent the text message in frustration at a time when he planned to break up with Campbell, who is six months pregnant.

The day Hasanni disappeared, Ross said he went to the store’s front entrance to ask Campbell to open the back door, but when he returned to the parking lot, the boy was gone.

Police said they were mystified by how Hasanni could have disappeared from a crowded business district with no witnesses, and bloodhounds were unable to detect the scent of the missing boy outside the shoe shop.

Ross told a television station that he failed a lie detector test, but had cooperated with police “100 percent.”

Attorney John Burris, who has been advising the couple, said Friday he was surprised by their arrest.

“I’m not aware of any hard physical evidence that ties either one into a missing child,” Burris said.

Sherri-Lyn Miller, a volunteer whose company has created T-shirts and fliers during the search for Hasanni, said Friday she’s “stunned” by the couple’s arrests.

“I feel that we need to look for Hasanni even harder for him now,” Miller said. “I’m not going to stop looking for him.”

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Sandstone Woman Charged with Murdering Daughter

In Sandstone Woman Charged with Murdering Daughter, Uncategorized on August 6, 2009 at 11:04 am
This mom wins the worst mom of the year award. This story is so un-nerving that a mother could kill her own child.  I now see why men frequently compare women to dogs; female dogs sometime kill their own young. 
 
I continue to advocate for safety nets for children of parents of mental illness. When my children were younger I would get upset and not see the good in the social workers that hovered over me.  They were already mothers and had children of their own. They knew how difficult it would be and they were trying to prepare me for the bumps in the road.  I recieved their and now I try to carry the torch to other young mothers. offering advice and support.
 
Please contact your Congressman and tell them Social workers need more funding.  We need them to be able to counsel and support the mothers that maybe in crisis. It is a difficult thing to have to admit that you need help with your child.  It makes a mom feel like a failure.  I know, I felt that way and it was difficult to become confident in my craft(mothering).
 
Coyfee signing off…
8/4/09

Sandstone Woman Charged with Murdering Daughter

by Mike Gainor

Three years after the death of 10-year-old Lakesha Victor, Pine County investigators have mounted a murder case against her mother.

A Sandstone woman Ludusky Sue Hotchkiss, 29, of Sandstone, formerly of Hinckley, has been charged with second-degree murder and three counts of second-degree manslaughter in the death of her 10-year-old daughter on Aug. 20, 2006

Hotchkiss was accused of felony neglect and endangerment for failing to provide her severely-disabled daughter with proper nutrition, health care or supervision, which led directly to her death.

Charges were filed against Hotchkiss in Pine County District Court on July 15.

According to police reports, Pine County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to a home in Hinckley on the night of Aug. 20, 2006 on a report that a child was not breathing. In the residence, Victor’s body was lying on the sofa next to Hotchkiss. Her arms and legs were stiff, and blood had pooled in the lowest parts of her body, indicating that she had been deceased for some time. Hotchkiss went out to the front lawn where she was “crying and vomiting on the ground,” and told a deputy that her home had been broken into the night before, and now felt “like she was raped too.”

She asked a deputy to take pictures of bruises on her body. When the deputy replied that they had to complete the death investigation first, Hotchkiss left the premises and did not return.

In the Hotchkiss residence

Police determined that four other children, ages ranging from 2 to 11, lived on the premises with Hotchkiss. No other adults lived there.

They learned that Victor had suffered from cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, autism, and had used a feeding tube since 2005. She was not able to talk, and was very limited in other forms of communication.

In the girl’s room, deputies found two bare mattresses on the floor, which was strewn with clothes, dirty dishes and other items. In an autopsy, medical examiners determined that the child had been suffering from pneumonia, malnutrition and dehydration.

They also found a bottle of seizure medication, dated March 18, 2005, with 24 pills inside. Victor was supposed to be receiving this medication twice a day.

Medical records also showed that when the girl was last seen by a doctor on May 9, 2006 she weighed 47 pounds. At the time of her death on Aug. 20, she weighed 31 pounds, a 34-percent weight loss.

Victor was prescribed eight cans of Pediasure a day to maintain her nutrition. Records showed that 116 cases of 24 cans of Peidasure were delivered to the Hotchkiss residence between March 17, 2005 and April 12, 2006, enough for 348 days. However, no Pediasure was ordered or delivered to the Hotchkiss residence in May or June of 2006. Eight cases of Peidasure – enough for 24 days – were delivered on July 7. No Pediasure was delivered in August.

A personal care attendant was supposed to be looking after Victor on the night of her death, but though his timesheet recorded he was working at that time, he admitted he was not there that day. Hotchkiss’ son told police that the attendant was rarely at the house, though the attendant had submitted timesheets purportedly showing he had been working most days. A neighbor reported to police that Hotchkiss had said that she signed off on the attendant’s timesheets, and then she and he split the money he received.

An assessor from Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals visited Hotchkiss and her daughter on Aug. 17 and noted that the girl was dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt even though the weather was hot. Hotchkiss has repeatedly told investigators that Victor “was fine” on that date, three days before her daughter’s death.

The maximum penalty for second-degree murder is 40 years in prison. The maximum penalty for each of the three second-degree manslaughter charges is 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both.

Hotchkiss is not in custody at this time. Her first appearance in Pine County Court is scheduled for Sept.29 at 9 a.m.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Essex County Corrections officer kills Herself and Her baby

In Baby Is killed by His Mother, Child abuse, Essex County corrections officer kills herself and her baby, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

Domestic Violence on the reverse…Essex County corrections officer kills self and her baby

Coyfee signing off…

Essex County corrections officer kills self and her baby

 by James Queally/The Star-Ledger Tuesday August 04, 2009, 5:30 AM

 

NEWARK — An Essex County corrections officer shot and critically injured her boyfriend, then held police at bay for nearly two hours until turning the gun on her infant son, fatally wounding the baby before killing herself Monday afternoon, authorities said. Kelly R. McKenith, 39, of Newark, was pronounced dead at 5:48 p.m. at University Hospital just minutes after her 4-month-old son, Kaire McKenith, was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Woman cries at the scene where an Essex County Corrections Officer Kelly McKenith shot and killed her 4-month-old son, and herself in the city’s south ward.

 

 McKenith, who was hired by the Essex County Corrections Office in February 2005 and worked at the county jail in Newark, shot her boyfriend Louis Goosby, 28, three times, striking him at least once in the leg and grazing his ear, Loriquet said. Goosby remained in critical but stable condition Monday night at the Newark hospital. Authorities and neighbors believe Goosby is the baby’s father. “This is a tragic day for the city. We’ve lost a child. We’ve lost our child,” Mayor Cory Booker said during a press conference less than an hour after the shooting, which took place at McKenith’s two-story home on Huntington Terrace in the city’s South Ward. “This is a senseless act of violence.” N.J. Department of Corrections Louis GoosbyPolice Director Garry McCarthy said police responded to reports of a dispute at the Huntington Terrace home around 3:45 p.m. When officers arrived, Goosby told them he had jumped out of a second-story window to escape an assault from his girlfriend, McCarthy said. McKenith barricaded herself inside the house with the baby, forcing police to establish a perimeter and set up a mobile command post, McCarthy said.

 

 Over the next hour, a police negotiatior made contact several times with McKenith, who agreed to surrender and bring the baby out, unharmed, as soon as she got dressed. But around 5:20 p.m. police heard gunfire from inside the house. When officers entered, they found both mother and son suffering from gunshot wounds. McKenith apparently fired two shots, striking the child once in the chest before shooting herself in the head, said police Detective Todd McClendon, a spokesman. Both victims were taken to University Hospital, where they later died. Neighbors screamed when they heard what had happened. One woman collapsed in tears in the middle of the street. “Tell me this is a dream,” one neighbor said. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, right, walk away from the scene where an Essex County Corrections Officer Kelly McKenith shot and killed her 4-month old son, Kaire McKenith, wounded her boyfriend and took her own life in Newark. McCarthy and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. said they believed the gun McKenith used was her service weapon, issued by the county corrections department.

 

DiVincenzo said McKenith had an exemplary work record, leaving supervisors and colleagues to grasp for answers. “She was a good employee, and she did her job well at our correctional center,” he said. “There was nothing she was ever written up on. She followed procedures. It’s just a terrible, terrible tragedy. What made her flip? What made her snap? Nobody can understand how something like this could have happened.” DiVincenzo said McKenith had recently returned from maternity leave. Internal affairs investigators were exploring the possibility McKenith met Goosby while he was an inmate at the county jail. Goosby has a record that includes convictions for drug-dealing, weapons possession and death by auto. DiVincenzo said investigators would seek to match up the dates to determine whether Goosby was in the county lockup while McKenith worked there. “It’s something that has to be looked at,” the county executive said. According to state Department of Corrections records, Goosby was released from prison in June 2006 after serving time for a weapons conviction stemming from a December 2003 incident. Newark officials talk about Kelly McKenith who killed her baby and herself Goosby spent two days in the Essex County Jail in January, though it was not immediately clear whether he was in the same area as McKenith or if the two ever came in contact. Goosby had passed through the jail at least four other times dating to 1998, but all of those cases were before McKenith began her job in 2005. Al Ortiz, the jail’s acting director, said it’s possible the two knew one another long before McKenith came to work at the jail. “She may have known him before, during and after,” he said.

 

South Ward Councilman Oscar James, who lives on Schuyler Avenue, a block away from the shooting, was within earshot during the final moments leading up to McKenith’s suicide. “You could hear the baby crying,” James said, shaking his head. “It was pretty disturbing.” Marcus Nunn was visiting his aunt on Huntington Terrace when he heard several shots from the direction of McKenith’s two-story brick face home. Moments later, he said, he saw a man in a white shirt walk across Hawthorne, his shirt blood-soaked. A family friend, who only identified himself as “Zak,” said McKenith was a lifelong Newark resident who always made a point of staying out of trouble. “She never had a record, never did nothing,” he said. “She didn’t drink, she didn’t smoke. Kelly was a good girl. All her life, she was a good girl.” Officials are still trying to determine what led up to today’s dispute, but Booker promised a thorough investigation and said the city needed answers following what he described as a “truly heinous act.” “When you lose a child,” he said, “you lose a piece of your city.” Staff writers Mark Mueller and Rohan Mascarenhas contributed to this report.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:Teens in “Theme Park Murder” Found Guilty

In Teens in "Theme Park Murder" Found Guilty, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 5, 2009 at 8:33 am

Well let’s hope that the below young ladies learn their lesson and get some much needed psychiatric treatment. Not much to say about this story except but WOW..children are have become murders..

Coyfee signing off…

 

Teens in “Theme Park Murder” Found Guilty

Teegirlsns in “Theme Park Murder” Found Guilty KTLA News 10:39 PM PDT, August 3, 2009 Anna Salinas & Dayana Cordova Related links Teens Found Guilty in “Theme Park Murder” Video MURRIETA — Two teenagers have been found guilty of carjacking and murdering a 20-year-old mother so they could take her car to Knott’s Berry Farm. Anna Alejandra Salinas was found guilty of murder, carjacking, kidnapping, child abuse and a gun use allegation. She was 15 when Angelina Arias was shot to death and her baby taken to Perris and abandoned.

 

Co-defendant Dayana Cordova, who was 16 at the time of the October 2007 crimes, was found guilty earlier today of murder, carjacking and kidnapping charges. Cordova faces life in prison with no parole. Prosecutors say it was Salinas, now 17, who fired the gun that killed Arias. Because Salinas was 15 at the time of the murder, she does not face special circumstance allegations. She could be sent to prison for 53 years, according to prosecutor Daniel DeLimon. Sentencing for both defendants is set for Sept. 11. The teens allegedly killed Arias so they could take her car to Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County for a Halloween event. Investigators believe the girls saw a Chrysler 300 and went into a restaurant to find the owner, who turned out to be Arias, and that she offered them a ride. After she stopped to pick up her 9-month-old daughter, Salinas allegedly shot the woman twice in the head, according to prosecutors.

 

The girls allegedly dumped her body on the side of the road, and Salinas then drove to Perris, where they abandoned the baby on the doorstep of a home picked at random. The baby — who was not harmed — was not found for several hours, authorities said. Cordova was arrested at her home the next day, tracked down with the help of a school resource officer and surveillance tape from a liquor store, which she entered before the shooting. Salinas was caught driving the victim’s car.

 

In the video of the girls left alone together in an interview room at the sheriff’s station, the teens ate burgers and fries and slurped sodas, while they laughed about the events surrounding the shooting. After they were informed the woman had died and they were up for prosecution for murder and kidnapping, they at first cried and then blamed the woman for giving them a ride. “Nobody told her (expletive) to give us a ride,” Cordova said on the tape. Jurors said outside court that the deciding factor in Cordova’s conviction was a candid video recording of Cordova talking with Salinas in a sheriff’s interview room after their arrests.

 “There didn’t seem to be any remorse,” said one juror, who declined to give his name. 

“They were laughing and joking … about it,” he said.

Copyright © 2009, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter and Her Foster Dad

In Child abuse, Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter, Foster Dad, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm

This is a really tragedic. We will be asking why this child was placed just doors away from here abuser for a long time. I must continue to advocate for tougher laws that protect the children. I truly understand the fear surrounding such an occurence. I was abused when I was very young and I did not fully remember until much later in adulthood. The details seemed like a repeating nightmare, I never comfronted my accuser.

We can not place blame at this time but it is evident that this child was not protected even after she was brave enough to tell someone of authority. The foster father’s life was sacrificed as was this child.  The social worker and or agency should have to answer for these meanless deaths.  The child’s father was evidently very disturbed to abuse his own legacy. 

Please leave me your comments. This story of abuse to a child, like all the others angers me greatly.  We as a nation, do a horrible job of protecting our children..our future..our legacies…..

This is Coyfee signing off…

Police: Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter, Foster Dad

By Associated Press August 4, 2009 9:21 am

 

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Neighbors in a northwestern Tennessee community are questioning why a teenage girl fatally shot by the father accused of abusing her was placed with a foster family just two doors down.

Christopher Milburn, 34, killed the 15-year-old, her foster father and wounded her foster mother before taking his own life Sunday, authorities said.

Neighbor Frank Hipps said Milburn was good friends with Todd Randolph, the 46-year-old foster father, and had worked for him in the past. Hipps, who had known both men for about eight years, said he didn’t know the details of the abuse allegations but questioned why the girl had been placed so close.

“That kid shouldn’t have been in that house,” he said. “This might have been preventable if she had been placed with foster parents out of the community.”

Neither Dyersburg police nor child services agency spokesman Rob Johnson would elaborate on the abuse allegations other than to say the investigation began last week.

The girl, whose name was not released, had been staying with Todd and Susan Randolph while the state Department of Children’s Services investigated the abuse claim, Dyersburg Police Capt. Steve Isbell said. Susan Randolph was released from a Memphis hospital Monday.

Frank Hipps’ wife, Tammy, said the 15-year-old was Milburn’s daughter by a previous relationship. He was married and the couple had two younger daughters. The girl’s mother was living out of state and police were waiting for her to arrive before releasing the girl’s name, Isbell said.

Police found the teenager and Todd Randolph dead at the Randolph home and Milburn about a block away, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Charles Wootton, 71, who lives across the street from the Randolphs, said he heard five pops. He looked out the window and saw Randolph on the ground near the mailbox.

“My wife opened the door and walked out and seen the blood. That’s when I called 911,” he said.

Wootton said neighbors started to gather at the Randolphs’ house and a nurse performed CPR on Todd Randolph, who had been shot through the neck. Wootton said when he first looked at Susan Randolph, he thought she was dead, too.

“She told me who did it,” Wootton said.

The Randolphs have two young children who were at their grandparents’ house during the shootings, Wootton said.

Wootton had moved to the neighborhood about two weeks ago, and Todd Randolph had mowed his yard several times.

“The people around here are just about the friendliest you’ve ever met,” said Wootton. “I don’t know what happened to that guy.”

Isbell said Milburn had no criminal record in Dyersburg, a city of approximately 18,000 people about 70 miles northeast of Memphis.

Tammy Hipps said Milburn worked as a counselor at the McDowell Center for Children, which helps at-risk and troubled children.

The shootings marked the second domestic killing rampage in Tennessee in just over two weeks.

Jacob Levi Shaffer of Fayetteville, a small town near the Alabama border about 70 miles west of Chattanooga, is accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife, three members of her family and a neighbor boy to death on July 18. He also is accused of beating an acquaintance to death in nearby Huntsville, Ala.

ConversationswitCoyfee-Origin Of The Spirit Of Rejection

In Forgiveness, Spiritual healing, women talk on July 6, 2009 at 2:46 am

caincursed2The Origin Of The Spirit Of Rejection

Greetings

Let’s take a look at the first account with the spirit of rejection. The first family having been banished from the Garden of Eden was a prime target. Humor me just a moment as I set the stage for Adam and Eve’s creation.

For those that are not familiar with this wonderful account of the first marriage, allow me to share a bit of the story directly from scripture. We will briefly review Genesis 1;26-2:25. This is the biblical account of the first marriage. Now I would encourage you to read the entire account, even if you are familiar with this portion of the scripture.

As you can see below in Adam has spent quite a bit of time alone with the Father. Fellowshiping with God and watching the animals play. I am sure he wondered why there wasn’t another like him in the garden. Of course God being all knowing, knew the heart of man. Notice in scripture, Genesis 2:8 (when He states that “..it is not good for man to be alone).
Genesis 1
26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30: And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31: And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2
1: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2: And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3: And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5: And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6: But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8: And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

adam19: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11: The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12: And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13: And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14: And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15: And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16: And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18: And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19: And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20: And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21: And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23: And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25: And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
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Now note, all seems good in the Garden of Eden. Adam is excited with his new woman. She is exactly like him only new and improved. The animals are playing..there is peace in the garden. Life is wonderful..Can you imagine it..think for a moment. There is no sin, no voilence…the air is crisp and warm. The animals all get along. Then the unexpected took place. Read below how the enemy known as Satan came in and decieved the woman, Eve. This account begins in Genesis 3:1:

1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2: And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7: And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8: And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9: And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10: And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11: And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12: And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13: And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14: And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16: Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17: And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18: Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20: And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21: Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22: And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24: So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

The account continues with the birth of Adam and Eve’s sons. Cain and Abel. Now those of us that are not familiar with this account here is a brief exert. The exert begins in Genesis 4.

1: And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2: And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3: And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4: And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6: And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7: If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8: And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.cainkillCain’s offering had been rejected by the Lord. Now Cain was embarassed because he felt like he was singled out. He was being told he was not good enough. He had failed. He next became bitter and then angry
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He took it personal. Cain never heeded God’s instructions. However, God told him that if he did better he would be accepted. His offering was not accepted because he did not bring the accepted offering. He was biten by viper of rejection. He became bitter and moved in a rage. The scripture shows that he struck his brother. Cain killed his younger brother without remorse. Why? Afterwards he was more concerned about his own life. The enemy had convinced him that he was justified in this behavior. He alone with the enemy introduced murder into the a once peace world. 

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