Daughter of Murdered Couple Protests No “In God We Trust”-Unproven! & Pending Investigation!
Summary of eRumor:
A woman whose parents were murdered at a bible store in Raytown, Mo., in 2004 was allegedly not asked to say, “So help me God,” when she was sworn in to testify at the trial and circulated a viral email in protest.
The murder described in the email was true but the TruthOrFiction.com Team has not found any evidence that the incident on the witness stand actually took place.
Federal, state and local courts all use different scripts to swear in witnesses. Some of them may contain, “So help me God,” and some may not.
Kellen McKinney was sentenced to life in prison in 2008 for the double homicide of John and Mildred Caylor at their Kansas City-area Christian bookstore in 2004, the Associated Press reports.
While the eRumor includes factual information about the Caylors’ murders, it’s not yet clear who the author is, or whether the courtroom events transpired as reported.
Postings and links on a website created to honor the memory of John and Mildred Caylor list the couple as having three sons, but there is no mention of them having a daughter.
The Truth or Fiction Team has contacted the administrator of the website to determine if the Caylors had a daughter, and, if she authored the viral email.
Our investigation into this eRumor is ongoing and we will post findings here when they develop.