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February 1, 2015

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Court rejects appeal of man who claims God told him to kill his daughter

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of Las Vegas killer William Redman, who maintained he was acting on orders from God when he stabbed his 12-year-old daughter to death.

Redman was found guilty of first-degree murder but mentally ill and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the stabbing of his daughter Gloria in their mobile home in March 2008.

When his wife, Rosemary, returned home the day of the killing, Redman told her he stabbed their daughter to save the world and that she would be resurrected in three days, according to court records.

When arrested, Redman told police, “God made me do it,” according to court records.

Redman, through his lawyers, maintained there was insufficient evidence to convict him of first-degree murder and that he was legally insane.

The court said the insanity defense was not available to Redman.

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  1. Why is it when they kill in the name of god they are crazy, but when they ask you for all your money in the name of god they are pious?