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Witnesses: Suspects Prayed to 'Alligator God' to Destroy Evidence
Sun Sentinel ^ | Rafael Olmeda | January 24, 2013

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:48:44 PM PST by nickcarraway

Edited on 01/27/2013 1:04:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

At least once a day, Robert Mackey and Paul Trucchio would pray to "the alligator god" that a human head, the only evidence of the brutal murder they committed, would be devoured by a reptile in the Everglades, two witnesses told jurors Thursday.


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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alligators; crime; floriduh; gatorbait; napl
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To: nickcarraway
The murder victim's head was found because the perps evidently aren't among the elect.

Pretty presumptuous of them to pray, if they aren't saved--- which they will never be, since they're predestined to be lost, just like the lady's head was predestined to be found.

On the other hand they couldn't help it, since there's actually no free will.

Gators love me
This is so
Or maybe not,
You never know.

41 posted on 01/27/2013 2:59:42 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Crocodylus Cauvingeneviensis.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My most sincere apologies... I read your post in haste. I tend to reverse people’s meaning when I do that.

But yeah, United Church of the Alligator God is a real croc.


42 posted on 01/27/2013 3:42:46 PM PST by MWS
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To: Darksheare
I can't believe we went 40+ responses without...

PRAY TO YA LATER, GODLY GATOR!

43 posted on 01/27/2013 4:48:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Darksheare

Thanks for the ping, Darks!

This one’s gonna be epic.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 4:51:37 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Darksheare

Thank you so much for keeping us informed!


45 posted on 01/28/2013 7:37:15 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

” I personally have never burned a single candle to any reformed alligator gods.”

Then you are the one exception at FR : )


46 posted on 01/31/2013 10:39:12 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Mrs. Don-o

“The alligator ate my friend.
He will eat your friend, too.
If only you would understand,
That he is hungry toooooo, but not hungry enough to eat that lady’s head ....”

(From the Orthodox Eastern Alligator Worship songbook)


47 posted on 01/31/2013 10:46:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Tax-chick

” (From the Orthodox Eastern Alligator Worship songbook)”

Darn! I thought I had read all the great classics!


48 posted on 01/31/2013 11:04:18 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not everyone can be a herpetological liturgical specialist. Some people have to be bankers!


49 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:32 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Tax-chick

Oh, I suppose.....


50 posted on 01/31/2013 11:17:54 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Tax-chick; stephenjohnbanker

An alligator whose conscience
Hath no stain.

He keepeth the most tranquil peace
In his reptilian brain.

An alligator never to be reincarnated
As matching boots and hat.

Though the lady was dead,
He ate not her head:
Alleluia, give him credit for that!


51 posted on 01/31/2013 2:25:15 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (From the Reformed Reptilian Praise Chorus & Emergency Catechetical Team)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The scansion is a bit ragtime, but I like it!


52 posted on 01/31/2013 3:32:08 PM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Tax-chick

Earth and sky,
Fire and water,
Glory to the Gator,
Our Heavenly Father.

For He is the One who rose from Abyss,
Gave form to the formless, from His breath came the mist.
From the mist came the sky, the clouds, and the rain,
Which quenched His great body, in it’s valleys and plains.
From His crests rose the mountains, which shadowed the land,
From His tears rose the oceans, from the oceans came man.


53 posted on 07/29/2013 7:12:01 PM PDT by weird beard (Glory to the Impeccable One.)
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To: weird beard; Mrs. Don-o; Darksheare

Welcome to Free Republic. Nice poeticable intro!

Hey, Darks, the Crocodile Gods thread is still here! New home?


54 posted on 07/30/2013 4:40:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

55 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:01 AM PDT by BlueDragon (...and if my thought dreams, could be seen, They'd probably put my head, in a guillotine...)
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To: BlueDragon

The theological debate continues.


56 posted on 07/30/2013 8:34:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tax-chick
Crocs
Talks
But my Crocs walks.

57 posted on 07/30/2013 8:46:09 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (I am thankful for babies' laughter, except when milk comes out of their nose.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I’m afraid we may get the Zot from the Big Crocodilian in the Sky because we keep conflating alligators and crocodiles.


58 posted on 07/30/2013 9:52:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tax-chick

O noes. Our reptilian masters are displeased.


59 posted on 07/30/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (That's a real croc.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The dragons are coming. If we don’t have enough arugula, we’re toast, to mix a culinary metaphor.


60 posted on 07/30/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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