Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a convicted killer, was imprisoned for five years following a pocket knife stabbing of his landlord.
Arne claimed he was possessed during the attack, which caused the story to garner national attention.
Who was Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s wife, Debbie Glatzel?
At the time of Alan Bono’s murder, Arne was dating Debbie Glatzel.
David Glatzel’s sister Debbie passed away in 2021 following a fight with cancer.
According to Newsweek, it was thought that 11-year-old David had been possessed by a demon in 1980, and Arne said that he had also been possessed while assisting in the exorcism of his girlfriend’s brother.
“I yelled at this thing to the top of my lungs,” Arne recalled in the Netflix documentary, The Devil on Trial, via Time.
“I said, ‘Leave this little kid alone. Take me on. I’m here. Take me on.’ I felt this coldness come over me, ice cold. [The paranormal investigator] said, ‘Oh my God, what did you do?’”
The following year, Arne allegedly committed 22 stabbings on his landlady while under the devil’s power.
Arne’s attorneys claimed that the supposed paranormal influence absolved him of responsibility; however, the court rejected their argument, and Arne was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter.
When did Arne and Debbie get married?
Debbie stuck at Arne’s side through all of the horrible accusations made against him, and they eventually got married.
Arnie and Debbie got married in 1985—the year before he was let out of jail for good behavior—and remained together until her death in 2021.
Due to their frequent withdrawal from the public eye, specifics regarding their marriage are currently unknown.
How many kids did they have?
Over his marriage to Debbie, Arne brought two children into their family.
Like their mother, Arne’s children likewise avoid the spotlight, therefore details about them are unknown.
Is The Devil on Trial based on a true story?
The reason Arne’s case is special is that it was the first in US history for a defense of demonic possession to be used in a murder trial.
Because of this, true crime fans have been fascinated by the case, and in October 2023, The Devil on Trial, a Netflix documentary, will bring it to life.
According to Tudum, the documentary includes “firsthand accounts, fictional reenactments, and actual recordings of alleged devil possession” as it tells the story of the “brutal crime that led to this unprecedented legal strategy.”
Prior to the release of the documentary, director Chris Holt revealed that everything viewers will see is completely authentic.
“There are people who tell lies,” Holt explained. “But I sat down with David and Arne and Alan and Carl, for hours on end, and their stories never changed.
“I think they were telling me the truth — but it’s their interpretations of the truth rather than it being a hardened fact. But they believed — and I believed — what they were saying is truthful.”
The Devil on Trial can be streamed on Netflix starting October 17, 2023.