Brother of boy ‘possessed’ resents retelling in ‘Conjuring’

The brother of a boy who some thought was possessed by demons resents the retelling of his family’s trauma, which features as the plot in the new film The Conjuring 3.
Carl Glatzel, 55, left Connecticut because of the painful events that started when his brother, David, began having hallucinations and delusions as a boy, the Hartford Courant reported.
Arne Johnson married Carl and David’s sister, Deborah Glatzel. He alleged a demon left the boy and entered him during an exorcism, causing him to murder his landlord, Alan Bono, in 1981.

The case is the focus of the latest instalment in 'The Conjuring' movie franchise.

A defence attorney tried to defend Johnson against the charges, saying the devil had made him do it.
The judge did not permit the arguments, which were based on claims by a couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who said they were paranormal investigators.
The couple feature as the main characters in the film franchise.

Ed and Lorraine Warren arrives at Danbury Superior Court Ion March 19, 1981, where a grand jury returned an indictment against Arne Cheyenne Johnson in the slaying of Alan Bono.

Carl Glatzel has said the Warrens exploited his family for monetary gain.
He told The Associated Press in 2007 that his brother had suffered from mental illness as a child but has now recovered.
“It was living hell when we were kids,” Mr Glatzel told the AP that year.
“It was just a nightmare. I’m not going to go through that again. Neither is my brother.”

Arne C. Johnson, with a coat over arm, steps from a police van on arrival at court in Danbury for the opening day of his trial.

The case was made into a 1983 NBC television movie, “The Demon Murder Case,” and was the subject of a book “The Devil in Connecticut,” by Gerald Brittle.
Carl Glatzel sued Brittle and and Lorraine Warren when the book was reprinted in 2006, though the case was dismissed. Mr Brittle told the newspaper the book was taken out of print because of the lawsuit.

“I did it because I was fed up with the case, fed up with Carl Glatzel,” Mr Brittle said.
“It just wasn’t worth it to me. It had no bearing on the fact that the book was true.”
The Conjuring 3 opens in theatres on June 4 and will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
The newspaper could not reach Arne Johnson for comment. Deborah Johnson, Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren have died, the newspaper reported.


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