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Tuesday June 7, 2011
ExorcismRNB's Religion News BlogVoodoo:
Marie Lauradin A mother who set fire to her young daughter in a voodoo ritual has been sentenced to 17 years in jail.

Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter scolded Marie Lauradin for lying to cops and probation officers about how her daughter, Frantzcia Saintil, was set on fire, leaving her with life-altering scars over 25 percent of her body.

Saturday September 27, 2008
Cult ExpertsSanteriaVoodoo:
voodo Michelle Wood said she was attacked by members of a voodoo group when she refused to participate in drug use and devil worship in a ceremony related to the autumnal equinox.

But cult experts said Wood’s story didn’t line up with known voodoo practices.

Thursday September 25, 2008
voodoo The account of a woman recovering from critical injuries she said were inflicted by members of an occult group may be difficult to unravel because it doesn’t match the typical methods used by such groups, an expert in cult activities said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, police investigators released little new information about the case but cult experts and police documents raise some questions about the woman’s account.

Wednesday September 24, 2008
Santeria Voodoo A woman found beaten and lying on the side of U.S. 1 in St. Johns County told deputies she ended up that way after a voodoo ceremony in Flagler County related to the autumnal equinox.

Michelle Rene Wood, 42, of Palm Coast was found covered in blood with both eyes swollen shut early Monday, according to a St. Johns County sheriff’s report. A rope was tied around her right wrist and a bungee cord around her left ankle, the report states.

Saturday April 5, 2008
Max Beauvoir, tall and majestic with closely cropped white hair, is a voodoo priest who was just named the religion’s supreme master, a newly created position that is aimed at reviving voodoo.

Tuesday October 30, 2007
A preacher used black magic to terrorise a friend into smuggling £500,000 worth of cocaine into Britain, a court heard on Monday.

Thursday October 25, 2007
Police in the Netherlands say they have cracked a crime ring which allegedly trafficked Nigerian children into the West to work as sex slaves.

Monday September 11, 2006
Taipei, Sep 10 (DPA) Opponents of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian have found a new weapon to try to bring about his downfall - voodoo dolls.

Friday September 1, 2006
STATEN ISLAND -- Police said a father, convinced he was the victim of a voodoo curse, apparently drowned his two young children in a bathtub and then killed himself by jumping in front of a subway train.

Monday August 21, 2006
Jilted man built shrine of former girlfriend's underwear

Wednesday July 19, 2006
SAUT D'EAU, Haiti (AP) -- Bearing offerings of rum and freshly slaughtered goats, thousands of Voodoo faithful bathe in sacred waterfalls, praying for a better life and an end to the spiraling violence that threatens to destabilize Haiti's new government.

Saturday April 1, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Haitian woman facing federal charges after a human skull was found in her luggage has reached a plea deal, her lawyer said Friday.

Wednesday February 15, 2006
Priests who tear out the throats of live chickens in ritual sacrifices to voodoo gods may risk contracting bird flu now the deadly virus has reached Africa.

Saturday February 11, 2006
He was a black man, in his 30s or 40s, buried sometime in the last year.

Tuesday November 1, 2005
NEW ORLEANS, (AP) -- The last time Don Glossop saw his customers they were ritually burning green candles, hoping voodoo would pierce the federal bureaucracy and hasten the arrival of desperately needed relief checks.

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