Scott Caruthers was arrested and charged for plotting to murder four people. He led a group called “Beta Dominion Xenophilia” (BDX), which has been called a “cult.”
But the alleged “cult leader” cut a deal with prosecutors and yesterday was released from jail for “time served,” reports the Baltimore Sun.
After being locked up for 19 months pending trial Caruthers chose a plea agreement rather than take his chances in court. That agreement includes a suspended sentence of 40 years and probation.
The BDX leader entered what is called an “Alford plea,” which means Caruthers conceded that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to convict him, but he did not specifically admit guilt.
However, the judge found him guilty. And the typically talkative man had nothing to say in court before sentencing.
Caruthers later spoke and claimed, “There is not now, nor has there ever been, a cult of any kind.”
But others have described BDX as a bizarre “cult,” which included the claim that Caruthers communicated with a “mother ship” through cats.
He admits, “I write science fiction. … To be a writer, you have to be prolific in your imagination.”
It looks like BDX was based upon such “science fiction.”
Caruthers also said somewhat cryptically, “God knows who I am.”
Whatever the now convicted criminal thinks he is and/or has told others, he should be careful.
If this man with the “prolific…imagination” cooks up another criminal conspiracy even the “mother ship” won’t be able to help him. And he will likely be locked up for a very long time.
Tell that to the cat.