Neely Petrie-Blanchard - DR
A woman was arrested for the murder on Sunday of a man in Florida. This member of the QAnon conspiracy group believed the victim was conspiring against her, with the government, to deny her custody of her children.
They shared the same ideas, yet she ended up killing him. An American mother, a member of the QAnon conspiracy movement in the United States, was arrested for the murder on Sunday of a man, himself a follower of these theories. The "Tampa Bay" indicates that the victim, Christopher Hallett and the suspect, Neely Petrie-Blanchard, both doubted government authority. Little by little, they had forged links, to the point that Neely Petrie-Blanchard called on someone who called himself an expert in amateur law but had no legal training.
The mother was indeed entangled in a legal battle for the custody of her daughters and had asked for her help, indicates the "Daily Beast". He would have assured her that she would win, in particular by using tactics directly developed by the "anti-government movement of sovereign citizens". Christopher Hallett, 50, ran an entity in Florida called E-Clause LLC that had a Facebook page filled with documents, graphics and articles explaining when governments have authority over individuals. He even claimed that President Donald Trump had authorized him to create a legal system separate from that established in the US Constitution.
"She is one of those people who say they are not part of the United States"
If the mother, living in Georgia, was fully convinced by her comrade, she ended up turning on him, shooting him fatally on Sunday, at his home. A witness who was in the house where the tragedy took place told police that the suspect was convinced the man was in fact conspiring against her, with government assistance, to remove her custody of her children. Ashley Paulk, Lowndes County Sheriff, explained after the 34-year-old's arrest, that the suspect questioned whether her office has the right to detain her. “She's one of those people who say they're not part of the United States - the sovereign people. They don't think the laws apply to them. But obviously, she remains detained, ”he commented.
Calls to kidnap children
Neely Petrie-Blanchard was not the only QAnon member to use the services of Christopher Hallett and his business partner Kirk Pendergrass. Cynthia Abcug, arrested late last year, has also benefited from her services. Prior to her arrest, she had planned a "raid" with supporters of QAnon to kidnap her son, who was in foster care. Family she accused of pedophilia. It was his 15-year-old daughter who ultimately thwarted this plan by notifying the police. Neely Petrie-Blanchard, too, was arrested for child abduction. Court records in Logan County, Ky., Show she was indicted by a grand jury for the kidnapping of her twins last March from their grandmother's home when she did not have permission only for supervised visits. Authorities said that at the time of her search she bore the inscription "ECLAUSE" on her license plate, named after the movement of her future victim. After several days on the run, she was discovered in Dawson Springs, Ky., With her daughters, hiding among a group of sovereign citizens.
The "Daily Beast" explained last August that QAnon incites mothers who have lost custody of their children to kidnap them. Among QAnon's theories, which are based on clues posted online by an anonymous character named "Q," Donald Trump is secretly at war with cannibalistic pedophiles in the Democratic Party, the newspaper explains. On Facebook, Neely Petrie-Blanchard herself shared numerous such posts, interspersed with photos of them at pro-Trump rallies, wearing the "Q" on her clothes, or filming herself swearing an oath for QAnon.