2 Who Fought Eviction by Militants Are Slain

Associated Press

Two men who resisted eviction by a militant religious sect were shot to death Thursday outside an apartment complex the group had recently purchased, authorities said.

The slain men, Anthony Brown and Rudolph Broussard, reportedly were fighting their evictions by the Yahwehs, or Hebrew Israelites, who assumed a $480,000 mortgage in buying the property Monday.

Brown and Broussard were shot after they confronted two carloads of men outside the complex, Mayor John Riley said. Neriah Israel, 33, a Yahweh sect member also known as Robert Rosier, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in one of the slayings.