Jurors in Amite, Louisiana are hearing a disturbing confession by former Hosanna Church Pastor Louis Lamonica. Lamonica confessed to “dedications to Satan” inside the Ponchatoula church, though most of the parishioners did not know that church elders had turned from worshipping Christ to Satan. This week, his lawyer has argued that Lamonica only confessed to molesting children (including family members) because he believed it would help him get his children back and further argued that he was being controlled by a false prophet — Lois Mowbray (shown here).
Lamonica described the killing animals and drinking the blood during ceremonies and having sex with children: “It was orgies. You put one (meaning a child) in the middle and it was your turn to be with this one. Everybody got a turn. It was like, nobody missed out, including the women.” He said at least eight adults participated.
He describes Mowbray of controlling his wife and the other elders in every detail of their lives. It is a defense unlikely to sway a jury. Indeed, I have never seen the successful used of such a compulsion defense when tied to the harming of children.