October 12, 2014 8:30 am -

An Illinois woman who is accused of trying to kill her three children, told police she was sending her daughters to meet Jesus Christ, according to court records, the Sun Times reports.

When Montgomery police arrived after receiving two hang up calls, the children were dressed all in white.

[su_center_ad]Police said 47-year-old Pamela J. Christensen answered the door wearing a white shirt which was covered in blood.

Christenson then got down on her knees and told the police she had tried to kill her children.

When the police checked on the girls upstairs, they found that two of them were suffering from stab wounds to the chest.

According to records, Christensen had also stabbed herself in the chest and abdomen.

Police said Christensen told officers that she was sending the girls home to “meet Jesus Christ.”

According to what the three girls, ages 12, 16 and 19, told police, their mother held a knife to them and asked them if they accepted Jesus Christ as their savior.

A poisonous liquid in the home’s kitchen was discovered by police. The mother said she had concocted the mixture out of dishwashing detergent in an attempt to subdue her children in hopes the kids would fall asleep so she could stab them.

The children refused to ingest the poison, according to police.

Police said they also  found a cell phone belonging to the mother. Christensen told officers that her husband, Vaughn Christensen — a former pastor — had left messages on the phone telling his wife that the world was ending, and that she needed to prepare the family to meet Jesus.

A month ago, Christensen filed an order of protection against her husband.  According to the woman, the two were going through a divorce, and Vaughn Christensen had become increasingly violent toward her and the children.

The order stated that Vaughn Christensen had become “increasingly erratic” over the last seven months, and had threatened to harm himself and the kids. She wrote that he mentioned wanting to die on several occasions.

There have been several suicide incidents during the past year at the home which police have responded to.

Christensen faces three counts each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated unlawful restraint — all felonies, police said in a statement. Her bail was set at $1 million on Thursday. She is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 16, according to the paper.

Montgomery Police Chief Daniel Meyers said the children are now in the custody of Christensen’s father, because it “was determined by the court” to be “ the best place for the kids at this time.”

The three girls were taken to an area hospital for treatment, and released with minor injuries. [su_csky_ad]

Image: Montgomery Police.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Mother Tries To Kill Her Daughters To Send Them Home To ‘Meet Jesus Christ’

  1. neworleans878 October 12th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    “Religion is the opium of the people”

  2. Pilotshark October 12th, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Sunday morning drinking coffee.
    the only thing i can say at this time is “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot”

  3. rg9rts October 12th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Another religious wing nut strikes…

  4. CharlieMA October 12th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hallelujah , the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away.. Hallelujah brothers and sisters.. and the Lord will forgive you (in your own mind) for each evil you commit on your brothers and sisters.. do I hear a Hallelujah? Thank Thee Lord.. for this piece of work that committed an outrageous/horrendous act so she could be closer to you.. and have the flock pray for her(baa baa) Forgive thee she did not know what she was doing (a good psychologist is needed) ..Oh Lord – wave your hand from the heaven above..somewhere between the Sun and Pluto, bear left at Jupiter..make the Uranus cut off..

    Religion where ones hopes and dreams are dashed, and where disillusioned dreams can become real.

  5. Jake October 12th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    So now another delusional christian will become a ward of the state – at our expense. Yet another reason to……


    • CharlieMA October 12th, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Absolutely !! ..And the NFL..

  6. eddie1247 October 12th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Organized religion, an invention created to control the masses is now running amok.

  7. tiredoftea October 12th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    “Vaughn Christensen — a former pastor — had left messages on the phone telling his wife that the world was ending, and that she needed to prepare the family to meet Jesus.” He’s the sane one who gets the kids??!!! FFS!!!

    • fahvel October 12th, 2014 at 11:33 am

      the shit should be the one charged.

    • Dwendt44 October 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      If I read that right, her father has the children.

      • tiredoftea October 12th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

        You’re right, my bad!

  8. anothertoothpick October 12th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.” – Bertrand Russell

    • Dwendt44 October 12th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Sad that it’s taking so long.

  9. Dwendt44 October 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    It’s no where near the full moon.

  10. Mike Butkus Jr. October 12th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    “There have been several suicide incidents during the past year at the home which police have responded to”.

    As much as I want to blame religion, I really think this is a mental health issue. Another health issue that is being over looked.

    • whatthe46 October 12th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      this sounds like a domestic violence issue. they were going through a divorce, its not uncommon (unfortunately) for one of them to exact death on the children in order to punish the other. she just laid out a defense to get away with it, (or at least try) by using religion and delusions. its called the “insanity” defense. bullshit.

      • Mike Butkus Jr. October 12th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        I will agree it is bullshit no matter how you slice it

    • Candide Thirtythree October 13th, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Because he was a preacher, no one could treat his religious psychosis because it was seen as his deeply held beliefs therefore untouchable.

  11. Denise October 12th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    this country is losing its damn mind!!!

    • whatthe46 October 12th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      “is?” nah, that’s long since happened.

  12. Tommy6860 October 12th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I read this on TRS yesterday, this is almost a real life version to the ending of the movie “Carrie”.

  13. tracey marie October 12th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Why is it the crazy ones always use god and other religous myths to justify their violent actions.

  14. Mike Butkus Jr. October 13th, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I agree, religion gets a free pass to be immoral.