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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
A preacher used black magic to terrorise a friend into smuggling £500,000 worth of cocaine into Britain, a court heard on Monday. [Read more...]
Police in the Netherlands say they have cracked a crime ring which allegedly trafficked Nigerian children into the West to work as sex slaves. [Read more...]