There is double indemnity and then there is double depravity. Baltimore Pastor Kevin Jerome Pushia, 32, is accused in a shocking criminal conspiracy. He allegedly befriended a blind and disabled man, Lemuel Wallace, as part of his work with developmentally disabled people at his church, The Arc of Baltimore. He then allegedly used church funds to hire a hit man to kill him and collect on life insurance money. Police say that he has confessed to the conspiracy.
Pushia told police that he arranged to have various mentally challenged individuals to list him as a beneficiary on insurance policies. What is truly chilling is a notation made in Pushia’s day planner for February 5th (the day Wallace was found dead) that reads: “L.W. project completed.” On the insurance policy, Pushia was listed as Wallace’s brother in a $200,000 policy.
This is actually a common scheme in using homeless or disabled people, as shown recently in the “Black Widow” case.
Of course, this makes the recent minister found to be using church funds for botox looks positively divine in comparison.
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