deaths

Settled: The Stacy Dawn Murphy Negligence and Wrongful Death Lawsuit

We’ve learned today that the parents and estate of Stacy Dawn Murphy have settled their lawsuit on the eve of trial against Narconon of Oklahoma and others for their acts and omissions in the 2012 wrongful, negligent death of their daughter Stacy. The lawsuit, Robert Murphy and Tonya White, individually and as Natural Parents and Next of Kin of Stacy […]

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The Fauteux Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Important For Many Reasons

“This is a Complaint for Damages regarding the November 6, 2015 wrongful death of Tabatha Fauteux, a graduate of the Narconon Fresh Start program in Harlingen, TX , who was sent to Los Angeles as a trainee – housed and trained under the control and supervision of Narconon Int & ABLE. The complaint’s First Causes of Action are Wrongful Death […]

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In Memory of Erica Loftis – One of Us

This is how we remember Erica….. Narconon Arrowhead Protest Victory Smiles. From left: Erica Loftis, with Robert Murphy, the father of Stacy Dawn Murphy, and Shirley Gilliam, the mother of Gabriel Graves. (Photo by Colin Henderson, Aug. 2012) Sadly, our very own Erica Morgan Loftis, 29, of Norman, OK passed away suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this week. She leaves behind […]

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New Public Safety Documents Archive and Narconon Arrowhead Police Records

When the internet grew legs and began protesting the Church of Scientology globally in 2008-09, the idea of filing open record requests to obtain additional sets of Narconon police records was tossed about by activists on more than one occasion. We were again reminded of the usefulness in such disclosures when the Say No To Narconon in Warburton grassroots campaign […]

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Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross

In mid September of 2012, Domenic J. Penta, Jr., age 44, had been at Narconon Gulf Coast for almost 2 months. Counting on the 90% success rate promised by Narconon Gulf Coast, his parents had paid $40,000 for him to attend. But unbeknownst to his parents, Dominic had been wrongfully kicked out of the program and dropped off at a […]

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23 Years Ago Today, Pius Keel Left Narconon and Threw Himself Under a Train

Rest In Peace Pius Keel 1968 – September 14, 1990 We don’t know much about Pius Keel, but we do know his was another Narconon-related death that shouldn’t have happened. All that we know comes from a brief paragraph in an article in Der Spiegel from 1991, called (translated) Junkies In, Alkies Out (see Bob Lobsinger’s English translation), and some […]

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The Negligent Death of Courtney “Cody” Bates

Rest In Peace Courtney Graham “Cody” Bates August 5, 1977 – August 27, 2007 One of the most disturbing Narconon related complaints I have come to know concerns the 2007 negligent death of 30 year old Courtney “Cody” Bates at an unlicensed “unbranded” program run by Scientologist Richard E. Prescott. Before I get to Prescott and his now defunct programs, […]

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The Tragic, Macabre Death of Ron Corona, Jr.

Rest In Peace Ronald Joseph Corona, Jr. November 19, 1972 – August 13, 2012 To all appearances, he was an extraordinary guy – muscular, good-looking, intelligent, with a warm personality and a sense of humor, he loved animals, enjoyed working out, was accomplished at hunting and fishing, and was known for his willingness to help anyone, friend or stranger, with […]

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