Black Metal Drummer Charged With Burning Down Two Mormon Churches In New Zealand

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As New Zealand Herald reports, Jacob Lowenstein, the 28-year-old drummer for the New Zealand black metal band IGNI, has been charged with setting two Mormon churches on fire.

Lowenstein was arrested and “charged with two counts of arson and one of unlawfully taking a vehicle” at Christchurch District Court.

The churches in question are located in Upper Riccarton and Christchurch. The one in Riccarton suffered heavy damage, while the temple in Greymouth was burnt down completely.

As also reported last week, 18-year-old Jillian Nicole Robinson set fire to two church buildings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orem, Utah. She also wrote “Satan Lives” on the door jam in permanent marker.