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Julie Watson

Julie Watson is an author at Religion News Service.

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Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

By Julie Watson and Amy Taxin — May 19, 2022
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — It was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments saving others by rushing a gunman who fired on a Southern California church

Prosecutor: Church gunman had ‘diabolical plan’ to massacre

By Amy Taxin and Stefanie Dazio — May 17, 2022
(AP) — Dr. John Cheng, a sports medicine doctor who is survived by a wife and two children, charged at the shooter and attempted to disarm him, allowing others to intervene.

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

By Deepa Bharath, Ken Ritter, and Amy Taxin — May 16, 2022
(AP) — David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas has been booked on investigation of one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
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