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House of Prayer cult leader, Anna Young, has died

Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 1:39 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The former leader of the House of Prayer who was sentenced to 30 years in prison back in February is dead.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies say Anna Young died Tuesday at the age of 79.

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Young served only 33 days in prison after leaving the Alachua County Jail on February 25th following her sentencing the week before.

She was found guilty on manslaughter charges for the death of Katonya Jackson and second degree murder for the death of Emon Harper better known as “Baby Moses”.

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The Department of Corrections has not yet released the cause of death.

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