FORMER FAIRFAX JOURNALIST TURNS RADICAL THREATENING TO BEHEAD CHURCH GOERS PLEADS GUILTY

By KIM VUGA Follow https://twitter.com/Kimmaree13 FEBRUARY 24, 2020



James Michael Waugh, 28, a former journalist for the Queanbeyan Age pleaded guilty to threatening to kill and behead members of two Canberra churches.


According to the Canberra Star Waugh told police that he believed the church was a cult and it would be “unlawful” but “morally right” to enact violence on the group.


Waugh was arrested April 2019 allegedly making threats, which included a Facebook post stating he was “going to kill” members of a Canberra church group. He was charged with threatening to act with intent to cause public alarm, using a carriage service to menace others and possessing a weapon to be used to kill.


Photo: A post allegedly from James Waugh on the Facebook page of a local Canberra church group. Facebook