A man who led a Kansas commune that collected millions of dollars in life insurance payouts from dead members was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the drowning death of one of them 12 years ago.
Daniel Perez, 55, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as he heard his sentence: a life term for murder in Patricia Hughes’ 2003 death at the commune’s 20-acre compound near Wichita, another life term on a sexual exploitation of a child conviction, and nearly 34 more years behind bars on 26 other counts, including rape.
Perez declined to address the court when given the chance.
I know of several groups that encourage their members to make the group beneficiaries of their policies, outside churches, the most notable, of course.
Abuse cannot be ruled out around money and entitled people. Just ashamed it took so long to settle.
From the reaches,