Tag Archives: Amish

Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Michele Bowman  
Amish Hair-Crime Ringleader to Remain Jailed During Appeal

A federal judge on Apr. 9 rejected the plea of Amish leader Samuel Mullet Sr. to leave prison while he appeals his hate crime conviction for leading a group of angry Amish in hair-shearing attacks in 2011 on others in their group whom they viewed as insufficiently devout.   Still a Danger  The judge ruled that Mullet is a danger to his community, reportedly saying that his authority over his followers poses a threat that they would commit crimes again …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Michele Bowman  
Bishop Mullet Convicted of Amish-on-Amish Hair Crimes

They say the mullet hairstyle is business in the front but party in the back. But there isn’t much of a party where the ironically-named Samuel Mullet, Sr. is concerned: The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio is facing life in prison for forcibly cutting off the beards of Amish men and the hair of Amish women who had left his compound.   Violent Shearings A Cleveland jury on September 20 convicted Mullet, who is 66, and 15 …

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