Mormans kill by husband/father

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Mormans kill by husband/father

Postby EYEMIDIOT » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:17 pm

Bludgeoning trial begins
Man accused of killing wife, stepson with hammer

BOSTON - Caria Souza was
a dutiful member of the Mor
mon church, hosting dinner
meetings at her house, taking
care of children in the nursery
school and going out with mis
sionaries to spread the word
about her faith.
Her devotion, prosecutors
said, didn't sit well with her
On May 21, 2006, a bloodied
Jerenuas Bins walked into the
Framingham police station and
said he had just bludgeoned
his wife and stepson with a
hammer, authorities said.
Bins allegedly said he was
angry over the amount of time
his wife spent with members
of the church. Souza and her
11-year-old son, Caique, were
round an hour earlier by police
who responded to her 911 call.
"Can you, come to my house
please? I have a problem with
my husband," Souza had said
according to court documents'
filed by prosecutors. Then the
line went quiet, and police got
only busy signals when they
called back.
Officers went to the house
and found Souza,. 37, and her
son lying in blood on a bed
room floor,
Jury selection began
Wednesday in Bins' murder
trial. Opening statements are
scheduled for Friday in Middle
sex Superior Court in Woburn

Jeremias Bins
Man is said
to have
resented his
wife's work
with the
Bins' attorney. Earl Howard
has said Bins' confession was
coerced, but a judge denied his
request to suppress his clients
statements to police. Howard
declined to discuss the case
! Wednesday as the trial got
under way.
Prosecutors said Bins, 33
confessed to the killings after
taking a cab to the police sta
tion with the couple's 5-month
old son, Phillipe. He handed
the baby to officers and said
"I'm sorry," according to po
Bins also allegedly told po
lice he was angry because his
wife was trying to persuade
him to be baptized as a mem-
ber of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bins allegedly told police he
and his wife had been fighting
when she picked up the phone
to call police. He said he-went
to the closet where"he kept his
carpentry tools", picked up a
hammer and hit his wife on
the head while she was on the
Phone. When Caique walked
into the room, he struck the
boy with the hammer, he alleg
ediy told police.

Police found a bloody fram
ing hammer in the bedroom
where the bodies were found
Bins had blood on both sides
of his hands, shorts and legs
when he went to the police sta
tion, prosecutors said in court
About two hours before the
killings. Bins called members
of the Framingham ward of
the church and told them he
did not want "you missionar
ies" at his house anymore,
According to a police report.
Some members of the con
gregation told police they knew
Bins did not support his wife's
involvement but said they were
stunned by the killings.
The couple had met through
the church when Bins, a na-
tive of Brazil, started taking
English classes there. Souza
also from Brazil, helped teach
the classes. Bins occasionally
attended church services with
his wife, the baby and Caique
her son by a previous mar-
riage, but he did not become
a member.
"He seemed like a decent
decent fellow," said Terry
Holmes. the former bishop of
the Framingham congrega
ton who, married the couple
in 2005

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