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Killer crucifix nun released

The Mother Superior of a convent where a nun died when she was crucified for an exorcism ritual has been released from jail after just three years.

Nicoleta Sofia Arcalianu - who used to run the nunnery in Tanacu, Romania - allowed nun Irina Cornici to be nailed to a cross by other members of the order and starved of food and water until she died after three days.

Arcalianu was sentenced to six years in prison in 2008 for illegally detaining the nun. The priest who ordered the exorcism, Petru Corogeanu, is still behind bars.

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