Amish Man Allegedly Confessed To Fatally Poisoning Wife Nine Years Ago By Putting ‘Anti-Freeze In Her Drinks And Battery Acid In Her Rectum’

Created: Sunday, 17 January 2016 Published: Sunday, 17 January 2016

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Angelica N. Sumter - January 16, 2016
 
An Amish man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after allegedly confessing to fatally poisoning his 26-year-old wife Anna Yoder Borntreger nine years ago, according to the Huffington Post. On January 10, police officials say that Samuel Borntreger, 39, of Summer Shade, Kentucky, went to a local police station and confessed to murdering his wife in 2006 while working as a cabinet maker in Missouri. He allegedly went on to say that he put “antifreeze in her drinks and battery acid in her rectum” before her death, prompting a police investigation.
 
Kentucky police officials immediately contacted Missouri authorities after Borntreger allegedly confessed to fatally poisoning his wife. He also told police officials that “He didn’t love her anymore,” and officials believe that may be the motive for the alleged killing, but it has not been confirmed. Anna’s body was later exhumed and investigators are looking into her medical records to uncover the exact cause of death. Harrison County Sheriff Josh Eckerson stated that she was diagnosed with a liver problem, but he believes it may have been caused by poisoning. READ MORE
 
 
To my knowlage this is the 4th ever murder commited by an Amish Person.
 
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Funeral Saturday for two who died in Monday morning fire

Created: Saturday, 16 January 2016 Published: Saturday, 16 January 2016

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John Weiss - January 15, 2016
 
The funeral for two men who died Monday in an early-morning fire north of Canton is planned for Saturday, the Post-Bulletin has learned from someone who knows the Amish.
Right now, hundreds of Amish have gathered at the scene of the fire to be with the family. The Fillmore County coroner's office has still not positively identified the two, said Canton Fire Chief Randy Gossman. But Sheriff Tom Kaase earlier this week identified the two people as a father and son. "Two family members remain unaccounted for in this tragic fire," he said. "They are Yost J. Hershberger, 58 years old, and Ben Y. Hershberger, 18 years old … Both lived in the residence that was lost in the fire. The two victims of the fire remain unidentified by the Coroner's Officer and it is feared that it is Yost J. and Ben Y. Hershberger." READ MORE
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19-year-old admits crimes against Amish in Middlefield Township

Created: Friday, 09 January 2015 Published: Friday, 09 January 2015

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Another teen has admitted helping to commit organized attacks on the Amish in Middlefield Township. Gerald Wise, 19, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Jan. 8 in Geauga County Common Pleas Court to two counts of attempted felonious assault, one count of complicity to commit robbery and four counts of complicity to commit breaking and entering. READ MORE...

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13-year-old Amish boy killed in Richland sledding crash, identified by state police

Created: Thursday, 08 January 2015 Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015

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RICHLAND, N.Y. -- Sameul A. Miller, 13, of Richland, was killed as he was sledding down the driveway to his family's farm Tuesday night, state police said. READ MORE...

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Fillmore Co. to dismiss criminal charges against Amish couple for building house without a permit

Created: Thursday, 08 January 2015 Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Prosecutors have filed a civil complaint against an Amish couple for allegedly building a home without a permit. Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson will seek Wednesday to dismiss criminal charges against Ammon and Sarah Swartzentruber and instead proceed with a civil case against the couple. READ MORE...

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Amish boy struck, killed by SUV while sledding in central NY

Created: Wednesday, 07 January 2015 Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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RICHLAND, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 13-year-old Amish boy has been killed after he was hit by a car while sledding on the driveway at his family's central New York home.

Troopers say Sameul Miller was sledding on steel runner Flexible Flyer shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday on his family's property in the Oswego County town of Richland, on the eastern end of Lake Ontario 35 miles north of Syracuse. READ MORE...

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Idolizing the Amish, Inexplicably

Created: Wednesday, 07 January 2015 Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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A viral pseudoscience article claims the Plain People never get sick because they don't get vaccinated. Actually, members of the religious sect are prone to some terrible diseases.
“When we think of Amish people we think of a simple life, free of modern advancements.” So begins a viral article, called “Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick,” which seeks to prove that Americans would be healthier if they lived more like the midwestern Anabaptists. The piece appears to have its roots in a site called LA Healthy Living, but it has recently bounced its way across the naturopathic Internet, ending up on the domains of quack doctors and, more recently, on a hippie news site called Earth We Are One, through which it landed in my Facebook feed. READ MORE...
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Amish romance novels spur boom in "bonnet rippers"

Created: Sunday, 07 December 2014 Published: Sunday, 07 December 2014

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The man rides along in a buggy, black hat shading his face, horse trotting ahead of him. As author Mindy Starns Clark pens him, he's thinking, maybe praying, enjoying his surroundings as the vehicle rolls through Lancaster County. Read More

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News of the day from across the nation, Dec. 4

Created: Thursday, 04 December 2014 Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Buggy crash: A south-central Pennsylvania police chief says an Amish buggy and a car crashed head-on, injuring four people in the buggy and one person in the automobile. Read More...
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Simple Ways to Master Technology and Create True Fans

Created: Thursday, 04 December 2014 Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014

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If you’re a big fan of the Dos Equis commercials (who isn’t?) then you’ll be excited to know that I got to interview the most interesting man in the world. Read More...
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Horse and buggy runs away with no driver, flips with 3 children in carriage

Created: Thursday, 01 January 2015 Published: Thursday, 01 January 2015

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A horse and buggy ran away with no driver, eventually flipping onto its side Wednesday morning with three young children inside the carriage.

Caernarvon Fire Company Deputy Chief Lennie Martin said the children, ranging in age from 2 months to 5 years old, suffered only minor injuries. READ MORE...

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State police seek driver in hit-and-run involving buggy

Created: Tuesday, 30 December 2014 Published: Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. in front of 6455 White Oak Road.

Two women and a man who were riding in the buggy suffered injuries that included lacerations to the head and face, according to Bart Township fire Chief David King.

State police said the women are aged 37 and 60; the man is 37. They are from Christiana. Read More...

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Amish buggy crash; 5 remain 'critical'

Created: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Published: Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Five members of an Amish family that suffered serious injuries when the buggy they were in was struck by a vehicle Sunday remain in critical condition... READ MORE

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Church Health Insurance: Effective in the Amish Community

Created: Monday, 20 February 2012 Published: Monday, 20 February 2012

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The Amish community is exempt from the health insurance mandate that is now federal law. Members of this community rely on each other for taking care of their health, rather than relying on insurance companies. It’s an interesting approach to healthcare, and it is effective for communities where people rarely leave or enter. - RAED MORE...

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Amish Man's Letters Sway Lawmakers On Buggy Issue

Created: Monday, 13 February 2012 Published: Monday, 13 February 2012

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The simple, heart-felt letters of an old-fashioned Amish man are being credited for the Senate's quick passage of a bill that would allow Kentucky's Amish residents to use reflective tape on their horse-drawn buggies instead of the bright orange triangular signs that they object to on religious grounds. READ MORE...

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Citations issued in Amish crash

Created: Friday, 29 January 2016 Published: Friday, 29 January 2016

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The suspected driver of a pickup that crashed into a horse-drawn wagon Nov. 20 killing a father and son was cited Tuesday with first-offense drunken driving and will face no criminal charges in the crash.
 
The Wood County Sheriff's Department has released the crash report done by Trooper Thomas Parrott, a State Patrol accident reconstruction expert. The report finds that the lack of lighting on the back of the horse-drawn wagon was a significant factor in the crash. State statutes require two red lights that can be seen from a distance of 500 feet on the back of an animal-drawn vehicle and the wagon had none. READ MORE
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