Ex-Classmate Accused of Killing Blaze Bernstein Spoke of Religious Faith, Conservative Views

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The 20-year-old Newport Beach man facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of former high school classmate Blaze Bernstein spoke openly on social media about his Catholic faith and conservative political views.

Samuel Woodward, who has been charged with murder in the death of Blaze Bernstein, is seen during a court appearance on Jan. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)
Samuel Woodward, who has been charged with murder in the death of Blaze Bernstein, is seen during a court appearance on Jan. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Samuel Lincoln Woodward wrote more than a year ago on his ASKfm page that if he were stranded on a tropical island, he'd want a Bible and a Colt .45 with him.

"Anything is possible through the Lord who strengthens me," he wrote.

He also expressed disdain for then-President Obama, calling him an "arrogant, hypocritical, spineless socialist," and for the song "Same Love," singer Macklemore's anthem in support of same-sex marriage.

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