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Teenager who tried to save his mother from Scientology ‘Purification’ ritual is charged with murder

Teenager, 16, who tried to save his mother from Scientology ‘Purification Rundown’ ritual faces court charged with murder over stabbing death of a church member

  • The teenage boy charged with the murder of a Scientologist has faced court 
  • It follows reports he was trying to save his mother from a purification ritual
  • Purification claims to rid the body of toxins and in order to reach a spiritual high

The teenage boy who was charged with the stabbing murder of a Scientologist has faced court, as it’s revealed he was reportedly trying to save his mother from a purification ritual. 

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not apply for bail or appear via videolink at Parramatta Children’s Court on Saturday.

He was charged earlier in the day with the murder of a 24-year-old Taiwanese national with a 25cm kitchen knife.

It is believed the boy wanted to stop his mother, who is a Scientologist, from undergoing the church’s controversial Purification Rundown. 

The teenage boy was charged with the stabbing murder of a Church of Scientology member has faced court, as it’s revealed he was reportedly trying to save his mother from a purification ritual

The process claims to rid the body of toxins and have devotees reach a spiritual high.   

The AAP was told the teenager – who is not a Scientologist – pleaded with his mother not to undergo a the introductory purification cleanse.  

This disagreement is thought to have led to an argument between the pair the night before the alleged killing, according to The Daily Telegraph.   

Cleansing is described on Church of Scientology’s website as having the ability to rid the body of ‘harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual wellbeing.’ 

It is believed the boy wanted to stop his mother, who is a Scientologist, from undergoing the church's controversial Purification Rundown

It is believed the boy wanted to stop his mother, who is a Scientologist, from undergoing the church’s controversial Purification Rundown

Cleansing is described as having the ability to rid the body of 'harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual wellbeing'

Cleansing is described as having the ability to rid the body of ‘harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual wellbeing’

‘Virtually everyone is regularly subjected to an intake of food preservatives, pesticides, atmospheric poisons and the like.

‘Add to this the panoply of medical and street drugs generally consumed and the gravity of the problem becomes obvious,’ the website claims. 

‘These drugs and toxins can put an individual into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health, but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual wellbeing.’ 

The victim was attempting to escort the teen down the driveway of the Chatswood Scientology headquarters on Thursday afternoon when he was attacked, police say.

Described as a ‘beloved’ member of the Scientology church, he died in hospital later that day.

The victim was attempting to escort the teen down the driveway of the Chatswood Scientology headquarters (pictured) on Thursday afternoon when he was attacked

The victim was attempting to escort the teen down the driveway of the Chatswood Scientology headquarters (pictured) on Thursday afternoon when he was attacked

A 30-year-old man also injured in the incident has been discharged from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

AAP has been told the accused was visiting the centre where his mother was to undergo a ‘purification ceremony’.

It’s understood the victim was a parishioner studying at the centre.

The 13,500 square metre building at Chatswood – which was opened in September 2016 – is the largest Scientology centre outside the United States.

The boy has been charged with murder, common assault (DV), common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The matter was adjourned until Monday, January 7 at Parramatta Children’s Court, where a Mandarin interpreter has been requested.



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