Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Santeria Priest Extradited To Massachusetts To Face Trial For Stealing Human Remains

According to CBS Connecticut, Amador Medina-- a 32 year old man who says he is a Santeria priest-- waived extradition back to Massachusetts in a Connecticut court hearing today.  Medina is accused of stealing five sets of human remains from a mausoleum in a cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts, in order to use them in healing rituals.  As reported by the Canon Place Mercury, the skeletal remains date from the early 1900's.  Medina cooperated with police and showed them where the remains were in his Hartford apartment.  The Connecticut judge set Medina's bond at $300,000 and ordered mental health treatment for him.  Medina is unemployed and will not be able to post the bond.