Missouri Teen Tells Court Girl’s Murder Was Plotted as Satanic Sacrifice

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A Missouri teenager has plead guilty to murdering another teen and says that the killing was part of a Satanic sacrifice.

Amanda Bennett, 17, changed her plea last week from not guilty to guilty of second degree murder in the death of Kaytlin Root, also 17. She told the court that she and Sebastian Dowell, 18, had decided in October that they needed to kill two people a year as part of the demonic religion.

Bennett said that she consequently “messaged a couple of depressed people” on Facebook, and when Root responded, she arranged to meet up with the girl in the park.

While the three walked along a jogging trail in Hyde Park, Bennett testified, she was advised by Dowell that it was time to carry out their plan. Bennett told the court that she struck Root with a stick, and then Dowell knocked the girl to the ground, choked her and inserted a syringe into her neck.

Dowell soon told Bennett that they needed to stab Root in order for the killing to be a “pure sacrifice.” When Bennett said she couldn’t do it, Dowell stabbed the girl instead.

According to News-Press Now, Bennett told the court that the two then stripped Root of her clothing, and when they saw the teen standing up, Dowell stabbed her again, notifying Bennett that they must cut Root’s throat.

Bennett testified that she told Dowell that she couldn’t do it, so he carried out the act himself.

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She had plead not guilty in December, but changed her plea last week after prosecutor Dwight Scroggins agreed not to file a first-degree murder charge in exchange for a guilty plea. Bennett had also initially been charged as a juvenile, but now is being considered an adult.

She faces between 10 to 30 years behind bars, and will undergo a mental health evaluation before sentencing.

Dowell also plead not guilty in December, but has not yet changed his plea. His trial is set for March 13.

“They took my best friend and my other children’s sister. Kaytlin was so full of life and I don’t understand,” Root’s mother, Jamie Jaramillo, told KQ2-TV.

As previously reported, in another alleged Satanic murder, Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 18, were arrested last week and charged with kidnapping three teenage girls in Texas and killing one to appease Satan’s desire for a soul sacrifice.

According to reports, Alvarez-Flores and Hernandez-Rivera, who are members of MS-13, lured the girl into gang life, and in January, held them in their apartment against their will, where they were allegedly drugged and raped.

One of the teens, Gemesis Cornejo, 15, was killed after she struck the Satanic shrine that the men had erected in their apartment. According to a witness, Alvarez-Flores, who also goes by the name “Diabolico,” sought to make a peace offering of a lit cigarette to the demonic image, but advised the other gang members that the “beast” rather desired a sacrifice.

“He returned from the statue and told the entire group that the beast did not want a material offering but wanted a soul,” District Judge Maria Jackson said in court, according to the Associated Press.


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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    American children must have Christian education or anything goes for them.

    • james blue

      This site doesn’t allow links. Please use the search engine of your choice and look up “Isaiah Marin”

      • Socialismo

        A good Jesus lovin boy and chronic drug user. Maybe he’ll find Jesus in prison. Oh wait! He already had.

    • WorldGoneCrazyBDeadLongLiveWGC

      God bless you for your faithfulness, Sister Grace!

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Thank you so much. The Lord bless you, too. I will always love American Christians. Life-rescuing favors never get forgotten.

  • InTheChurch

    And to think satanic followers are pro choice.

    • Eddie frOly

      Unfortunately there are a lot of “christians” (not capitalised on purpose) who are proabortion as well. There’s even video of preachers/priests “blessing” PPH buildings in Jesus name. Which is sickening when you think about it but I only have a BA in Biblical Studies so what do I know right… Not bragging by the way just pointing out a funny aside that’s always thrown back at me by some of these “christians” when I point out the flaw in their theology.

      • InTheChurch

        Eddie, I agree with you. They are not christian. They only parade as such so they don’t have to be who they really are, heathens.
        Dude, keep up the good work and keep exposing the pharisees.

  • xinthose

    Thank God they were caught! Apparently there are Satanic stalkers out there seeking to appease Satan by murdering you!

    • Croquet_Player

      Or, there are some deeply disturbed teens who believe a character named “Satan” is real. Where do they get that information from?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Secular teens are attracted to the evil. Secularism only brings meaninglessness and despair like atheism does.

        • Croquet_Player

          How do you know these teens are “secular”?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            ? They live in secular nations.

          • Croquet_Player

            If they actually believe in a Satan, as a religious figure, then they are by definition not “secular”, no matter where they live. Then again, you frequently (and incorrectly) refer to the U.S. as a “Christian Nation”. It is a secular government, with a majority Christian population (about 70%). But now you refer to it as a secular nation. Interesting. Which is it?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Secularists believe in humans and Satan/demons but not in God. USA is always a Christian-should-be nation, but it practices secularism now. Children are systematically taught immoral secular doctrines. When kids go for Satanism like this, it’s because of their sinful choice and secularism’s godless education. Secularism is a vacancy that makes humans proactively attracted to evil. True Christian population is not that high in the USA. Those who support Sodomy, about half, are definitely not Christian. That’s for sure. The USA is a Christian nation that got rotten. Man-made everything gets rotten over time especially when it becomes huge or too powerful. The USA needs repentance and revival.

          • Croquet_Player

            I’m not even going to address this nonsense. Total waste of time.

      • xinthose

        You will find out the truth one day.

  • Weary Warrior

    In yesterday’s news, Satanists are now demanding their “religious rights.” This is the tip of an iceberg called Evil.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      They are simply being bored. West’s mock religions are not a religion. They are a comedy. The Catholics are unbelievably patient, forgiving people regarding them.

  • http://www.truefreethinker.com Ken Ammi

    I have a Google Alert set for “satanic crime” and it happens all of the time.