The Clayville teen who was allegedly beaten inside the Word of Life Church in Chadwicks has been released from the hospital.

17-year old Christopher Leonard is expected to be in New Hartford Town Court on Wednesday to testify at a felony exam for Sarah Ferguson.  Ferguson is charged with assault for her alleged role in Christoper's beating.

Christoper's brother, 19-year old Lucas Leonard, died of injuries he suffered during a counseling session at the church.

His parents, Bruce and Deborah Leonard, are facing manslaughter charges.

Christoper Leonard is currently under the supervision of Oneida County Child Protective Services.



A protest was held outside the Word of Life Church in Chadwicks on Sunday morning.

Concerned neighbors want the church closed down.

Chris Spiwak, TSM
Chris Spiwak, TSM


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