By: John Prewett
Re: Satan's influence
@PID: MACWOOF 1.5.3
From- Daily News Miner [Fairbanks, AK newspaper]
19 March, 1995 [their headline]
ANCHORAGE KILLER BLAMES 'DEVIL'
Satanism had role in death of student
The Associated Press
ANCHORAGEŅA 29-year-old Anchorage man who said he believed he was the
"devil" faces a 99 year sentence after he confessed to killing a university
Ray Rice pleaded guilty Friday to a count of first-degree murder,
saying in a quiet voice that he had had time to reflect on the slaying and
was unconcerned about the amount of time he would serve.
Rice said he knew he was guilty and did not want to fight the charge
or hold out for a lighter term.
"When I first struck the man, that's when I probably decided to kill him,"
he said. "This is where all my belief in satanism comes in. At the time,
I felt I was the devil. I felt powerful." The hearing, which had been
continued after a judge wanted to be sure Rice's decision was not rushed,
preceded a sentencing
set for June.
"I've been thinking more about what I've done and who I've wronged,"
Rice said, referring to the relatives of 22-year-old Alexi Kaptanian,
whose body was found near a bike path in September.
"If I ever expect them to forgive me, then I should by all means
'fess up to what I've done."
A California psychiatrist said Rice had suffered a fractured childhood
at the hands of abusive siblings, a father who beat him and a mother who
Dr. Albert Globus said Rice was placed in a series of foster homes and
institutions, suffered from seizures, and did not speak for a year after
the family home was flooded.
Globus said Rice eventually came to identify with Satan, Charles
Manson and Rice's older brother. -END QUOTE-