A Nicaraguan evangelical pastor, Juan Gregorio Rocha Romer, alongside four of his church members have 'killed' a 25-year-old woman during a deliverance session.
According to reports, Pastor Roch Romer had claimed that he saw in a 'divine vision' that Vilma Trujillo Garcia needed 'healing'.
So, to get the healing, Garcia was stripped with her hands and feet tied and was thrown into a fire to drive "demons" from her body.
The pastor and four others have however been arrested over this unbelievable attack.
Speaking to local media, the pastor said Garcia threw herself into the fire because “she was demonized,” then suggested she actually fell into it as the demon was leaving her body. The mother of two was found by her 15-year-old sister in a ravine near a river about 9 hours after the attack, where she was allegedly left by her tormentors.
NAIJ.com gathered that Garcia's husband, Reynaldo Peralta Rodriguez, said she attacked people with a machete and was subsequently taken into the church and perhaps held captive. Before the suicidal religious deliverance.
The pastor and his cohorts have been taken to court. Sentencing has been set for May 9. Prosecutors are seeking sentences of up to 36 years in prison, although Nicaragua's maximum sentence is 30 years.
Rocha Romero reportedly belonged to the Assemblies of God, but the church issued a statement denying that the pastor was one of its leaders.