Police: Pennsylvania Man, 70, Stoned To Death By Friend

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a 70-year-old man was stoned to death with a rock stuffed in a sock by a younger friend who alleged the victim made unwanted sexual advances.

According to the criminal complaint, 28-year-old John Thomas of Lansdowne has told police he killed 70-year-old Murray Seidman because the Old Testament refers to stoning homosexuals.

Delaware County authorities announced Friday that Thomas was arrested and charged with murder.

Seidman died in his Lansdowne apartment in early January. His body was not found for days.

Lansdowne police say Thomas is the executor and sole beneficiary of Seidman’s will. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.

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One Comment

  1. Odie1022 says:

    I think the verse about stoning people is from the Book of Private Pyle.

  2. Zzbar says:

    Thats weird, he did not say “The devil made me do it”.

  3. Tom says:

    Hey Dude, Wanna Get Stoned??? Take on a new meaning! lol

  4. Thatisnotraindownmyback says:

    Can one read this kind of thing and not be assured of at least one of the following:
    1) That the ‘stoner’ is deceived — in this era of Jesus Christ, it has been made clear by Him that you turn to HIm, not to the Old Testament.
    2) That the ‘stoner’ is just another liar trying to hid behind the Bible, much like others of his ilk.

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