Jeremy Perkins

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Jeremy Perkins is a notable figure in ongoing controversy surrounding the [wikipedia]Church of Scientology. He committed a murder in Buffalo after having been influenced to shun psychiatric treatment in favor of Scientology as a means of self improvement.

On March 13, 2003, at the age of 28, he stabbed his 54-year-old mother Elli (also a Scientologist) 77 times, allegedly in an attempt to remove "her evil eyes."

While the murder took place in Buffalo, he was examined at the Forensic Unit of Rochester's very own Psychiatric Center, and is allegedly still held there today.