One of them they actually beat to death.
OROVILLE — A Paradise couple is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of murder and torture in the death of their adopted 7-year-old daughter.
Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz are expected to enter a plea today. They are accused of killing Lydia Schatz and severely beating their 11-year-old adopted daughter, Zariah Schatz.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he has a direct connection between the Schatz case and No Greater Joy Ministry, a fundamentalist religious organization founded by Michael and Debi Pearl.
He would not disclose the evidence.
Ramsey said Lydia Schatz was held down for several hours by one parent while the other struck her repeatedly with a quarter-inch plumbing supply line. He said it appears they "took turns."
The use of the tubing is recommended by No Greater Joy Ministry as a spanking instrument.
Not the first death by the sadistic "No Greater Joy Ministry"'s teachings, either.
See "Spare the Quarter-Inch Plumbing Supply Line, Spoil the Child."