The family of Cassandra Blondheim had sued Ernest Angley Ministries, alleging that ministry supervisors ignored her complaints about Shane Partin’s romantic advances.
Partin was convicted of murder for the 1999 slaying and received a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Prosecutors said Partin, then 27, was angry that the 15-year-old girl rejected him.
Blondheim and Partin both worked as volunteers at a restaurant affiliated with Ernest Angley’s church, Grace Cathedral.
Witnesses at the murder trial testified that Partin approached her from behind as she was washing dishes at the restaurant and began stabbing her.
The Associated Press