Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey revealed more details than have previously been described in the media in the Sacramento CBS affiliate’s newscast tonight, in a story that comes complete with props and dramatic reading (link to video / text).
We now learn:
- Elizabeth allegedly held the girls down for “several hours” while Kevin beat them, hence the two being tried together for the same crimes.
- For Zariah, “being a liar and a bad influence on the seven-year-old” was what set them off (we already knew about the alleged mispronunciation trigger).
- According to the story, the Schatzes admitted to police that they were followers of Michael and Debi Pearl.
I also just heard in the local news promo here in Chico 20 seconds ago that Zariah has been released from the hospital. Thank the Lord.