Connecticut church arson suspect brought to justice

They claim Parker was hijacked by the demonic realm, believed she was a god and practiced dark magic

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – As an arson suspect who allegedly torched two places of worship in New Britain was taken in for questioning on Monday, FOX61 has learned bizarre new details about what may have motivated Kimorah Parker.

His former friends told FOX61 that dark forces might be to blame. They claim that Parker was hijacked by the demon realm.

“I didn’t know she was going to get this mean. And that’s the word for it, naughty,” New Britain’s Luis Malave remarked.

Caleb Newburry from Bristol added: “She as a person, she started to change. physically, mentally and we distanced ourselves.

His former friends say Parker has recently taken a dark path of dark magic and ritual sacrifice.

“Hopefully she gets some help,” Newburry said.

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Parker’s social media page depicts what appear to be strange spiritual entities drawn on the walls.

She also reportedly believed, “That she is Ezriel. She is the new God,” Malave said.

On Monday, Parker appeared virtually in New Britain Superior Court for arraignment. She is charged with arson of the Tapherith Israel Synagogue and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. She is also accused of the burglary of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

“Who does such a thing? Churches among all things? remarked Newbury.

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St. Matthew suffered little damage, but the same cannot be said for the historic Tapherith Israel Synagogue. Michele Joyce is a longtime member and her grandparents were among the founders of the synagogue.

“The building holds a lot of very special memories for me… It was a blow, it was devastating just to visualize the damage,” Joyce said.

Parker was deemed such a threat to the community by the judge that she is being held on $250,000 bond. She will be back in court on March 28. In the meantime, the FBI will assess possible federal charges.

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Parker’s arrest warrant details how police were able to identify her as a suspect based on surveillance footage of the area, a glove that K9 dogs traced to Parker’s scent, and various incendiary materials and objects allegedly stolen from the synagogue. found in Parker’s pockets.

Although she is only charged with arson and burglaries at three churches in New Britain, the warrant says she is also a person of interest in other similar incidents at the place of worship in recent days .


Matt Caron is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

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