View Full Version : Preacher killed wife, stuffed body in freezer, police say

07-31-2008, 11:24 PM
CNN) -- An evangelical preacher killed his wife several years ago and stuffed her body in a freezer after she caught him abusing their daughter, according to police and court documents.

Anthony Hopkins, 37, was arrested Monday night at the Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Alabama, just after he had delivered a sermon to a congregation that included his seven other children, officials said.

He faces charges including murder, rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and incest.

Hopkins was denied bail Thursday when he appeared before Mobile County District Judge George Hardesty. The case is set for arraignment next week, Hardesty's clerk said.

The Frozen Story. (http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/31/preacher.freezer/index.html)

07-31-2008, 11:25 PM
Ian be Dumb must be laying an egg.

07-31-2008, 11:29 PM
Just give me that old time religion. :rolleyes: How sad, that poor daughter knowing that her mom was in the freezer and living in that house all those years. :eek:

07-31-2008, 11:49 PM
Maybe just for fun they can dump him into general population after his conviction and run a pool on how long he lasts.

08-01-2008, 12:10 AM
That is just disgusting!!! And gross!!!

08-01-2008, 12:17 AM
News Five obtained court documents claiming Anthony Hopkins asked one of his children to help hide their mother's body.

According to the search warrant, Anthony Hopkins raped one of his eight children for at least eight years. In the warrant, one of Hopkins' daughters says on or around November 4, 2004, her mother, Arletha Hopkins, caught her dad sexually abusing her in a bathroom at their home. The daughter says that lead to an argument, and the next morning her father asked her to help hide her mom's body in a freezer.

Anthony Hopkins.............red wine.:eek:

08-01-2008, 10:04 AM
We had a case like that in the Detroit area a while back, only the killer was a teacher and there wasn't an incest component to the story, this guy killed his wife because she was cheating on him. The couple had a couple of teenaged daughters who weren't home when he killed his wife. His oldest daughter went off to college, and came home for a weekend. She had been thinking about the basement freezer, how it now was locked with a chain and padlock. Her dad had told the kids that their mom left them, and he didn't know where she was. The girl opened up the freezer, and there was her mom!

08-01-2008, 01:30 PM
Anthony Hopkins

No way!!!!