A former priest, Daniel Corogeanu, had been convicted of murder in the death of a nun during an exorcism gone bad. The court in Romania gave the monk seven years, though the case raises serious questions over the use of these extreme religious rites.
The problem with the nun, Irina Cornici, 23, was more likely schizophrenia (which was her previously diagnosed condition) that possession by the devil. Nevertheless, Corogeanu had her tied to a cross and left with food and water. She died from dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation. For other nuns were involved in the exorcism in June 2005 and they used traditional techniques from the Romanian Orthodox Church.
Remarkably, Corogeanu was a priest washout who never finished his training, but still served as a priest for the secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania due to the shortage of priests.
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