Making a Priest Pay

The church didn't act when he said he had been abused, so Dontee Stokes avenged himself

What seems to have made Dontee Stokes snap was the news reports. Stokes, 26, was a doting father and an employee in good standing at Superman's Barbershop in Baltimore, Md. The TV runs constantly at Superman's, and Stokes was clearly troubled about the Roman Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandals. "He made comments that the priests should be punished," says Superman's co-owner Damon Fisher. "We were watching last week, and he said, 'It's not fair.'" Last Monday Stokes drove to the home of the Rev. Maurice Blackwell, who had baptized him, and--after reportedly requesting but not getting an apology for an act allegedly...

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