Conjuring 3: In the grip of the devil traces a terrifying case of murder and mysterious evil presence that even shook the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, however very seasoned. In this case from their secret files – one of the most spectacular -, Ed and Lorrain start by fighting to protect the soul of a little boy, then switch to a radically unknown world. It will be the first time in the history of the United States that a man suspected of murder has pleaded demon possession as a line of defense.
It’s no secret that the different parts of Conjuring are inspired by investigations – supposedly real – of the expert paranormal couple. After the Perron family’s misadventures, the Enfield poltergeist and the Amityville affair, this chapter will focus on the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson. In 1981, this 19-year-old young man murdered his owner, Alan Bono, with more than twenty stab wounds. The news is notably known to be the first American criminal case during which the accused invoked demonic possession in his defense.