Defrocked Priest Killed in L.A.

Author: Staff
Date Published: 08/07/2003

Stanley Adamakis, a defrocked Greek Orthodox priest who once served in an Albuquerque church, was shot to death last month in Los Angeles.

Tu Luong Hua allegedly killed his lover, Adamakis, 61, on July 20, according to police.

Adamakis was pastor at St. George Greek Orthodox Church from 1972-74. In 1994, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese settled a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Adamakis while here in 1973.

Adamakis was removed from the priesthood about 1988, according to a 1994 Journal story.

He was released from prison in 1997 after serving seven years for molesting Southern California boys more than a decade ago, according to the Los Angeles Times.