Helzer, a former stockbroker who has already pleaded guilty and faces the death penalty, exerted a charismatic hold over an eclectic group of followers including his younger brother, a former girlfriend turned Playboy centrefold model, and a self-described "good witch" who once offered to raise money for Armageddon by appearing in porn films.
Reports of the trial put me in mind of John Water's Serial Mom or a script from Southpark. It's only a matter of time before a movie is made of it. Plenty of reports on the net
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