In a scene reminiscent of Robert Duvall’s character in The Apostle, Evangelist Anthony Hopkins, 37, was preaching on forgiveness when the police arrived to arrest him for the murder of his wife. The arrest in Mobile, Alabama, came after a relative alerted police to a body in a freezer in his home with eight children. His wife 36-year-old Arletha Hopkins hasn’t been seen for three years.
Hopkins has also been charged with rape and sodomy in a separate case involving the female relative. He is under investigation for another such crime against a different relative.
While Sonny in the Apostle was a bit of a womanizer, he had a comparatively easier task in asking for forgiveness in his final sermon with the drunken rage murder of his wife’s boyfriend on a baseball field. Keeping a body in a freezer for years does wonders for a prosecutor’s argument of heinousness . . . and just plain grossness.
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