Love’s mother has won cult leader Amy Carlson says the question of whether her daughter was murdered is still open after the case was swept “under the rug”.
In an exclusive interview with NBC Date line, Carlson’s mother Linda Haythorne spoke after prosecutors filed charges against seven people in connection with a morbid ritual that followed Carlson’s decayed corpses.
“They seem to be brushing it under the rug,” Haythorne said in a clip of the interview published by people. “That’s how I feel anyway.”
Seven members of the spiritual cult were taken into custody after the decomposed body of Carlson, 45, was discovered at the group’s headquarters in Colorado in April.
“Father God” Juan Castillo, along with members Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Karin Raymond, Christopher Royer, Sara Rudolph and Ma obdulia Franco Gonzalez, were charged with child abuse when two minors were inside the home.
Ms Haythorne believes there is still a question as to whether her daughter was murdered. She told Denver Gazette in September, she is frustrated that Castillo is no longer being prosecuted in the case, adding that she “is afraid he will hurt someone else”.
Saguache County District Attorney Alonzo Payne defended releasing the charges against the group.
“Our office looked at all the documents and everything provided, and from our perspective, the allegations could not be met beyond a reasonable doubt,” he told Dateline.
After finding the body and investigating the case, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick said Date lineKeith Morrison’s justice has not been served.
“I can understand why they would get angry, frustrated, I guess I’m disgusted with the whole process. I do not blame them for having those feelings,” he said.
“I think we left something that needs to be fixed.
Dateline’s The Ascension of Mother God will be broadcast on Friday at 21.00 ET.