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Disabled Utah Woman Crucified, Tortured and Murdered

cuff-150x150There is an investigation underway in Utah involving the horrendous murder of a disabled woman. The police are investigating the death of Christina Harms Kerns, in Salt Lake City, Utah Township. The investigation has uncovered that Ms. Harm’s ankles were tied with plastic zip ties. She had bruises on her thigh and head. There was a pepper seed in the lower area of one of her eye lids. Both her hands and arms had been covered with bandages.

Ms. Harms was found in a small closet. Inside the closet they found a metal bar that had been used to bind her in a crucifixion-like manner. Her arms had been bound to the bar and she had been left to die in this small closet.

Care Giver Arrested

Her care giver, Casendra Shepard, age 27, was charged with murdering Ms.Harms, domestic violence and obstructing justice. Ms. Shepard’s stepfather, Dale Peckering, age 53, and her mother, Sherrie Lynn Peckering, were also charged with domestic violence and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

When Ms. Harms mother died in 2008, Shepard, who was a friend of the family, was appointed the legal guardian of the disabled 17-year-old. Although Christina was handicapped, she was smart. Ms. Harms had a two-year-old daughter. She was in the home at the time her mother was tortured to death. These sick individuals should receive a maximum sentence from the court for their despicable behavior.

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