Cleaners are called in to clear court of ‘voodoo dust’

An American lawyer has been convicted of money laundering after a trial disrupted by allegations that voodoo magic was being used to influence the outcome. Judge Patricia Seitz was forced to order extraordinary security measures at a Florida court building during the trial of Juan Carlos Elso after the veteran prosecution lawyer, Richard Gregorie, complained […]

Growing menace of Voodoo

In a West London council flat, an African witch doctor gives a blood-curdling account of the ritual slaughter of a child and reveals the growing menace in Britain of Voodoo My contact had told me to wait outside Queen’s Park Underground station in West London at a specific time. After a few minutes scrutinising the […]

Jail term cut in voodoo death appeal

AMSTERDAM — A 24-year-old woman was sentenced on Wednesday in the Leeuwarden Appeals Court to 18 months jail for assaulting a five-year-old girl during a voodoo-like ritual. Intended to rid the victim of the devil, the ritual killed the girl. The Groningen woman, identified as D. P., had previously been sentenced to a three-year jail […]

Haiti Voodoo Pilgrimage Draws Thousands

Associated Press, July 26, 2003 MICHAEL NORTON, Associated Press PLAINE DU NORD, Haiti – Carrying candles and a heavy spiritual debt, Josephine Derulien walked for 17 hours to reach this small farming town, swollen by thousands of people during an annual four-day pilgrimage. The pilgrimage, one of the most important in the Voodoo religion, […]

Voodoo a religion in Haiti

DPA, Apr. 8, 2003   Port-AU-Prince – The government of Haiti has recognised Voodoo as a religion, President Jean-Bertrand Aristede announced Monday in celebration of a Haitian independence fighter. Aristede, in commemorating the 200th death day of national hero Toussaint L’Ouverture, paid tribute to the leader of African slaves who rebelled against the French […]

Minnesotan gets three years in voodoo killing

Associated Press, Feb. 23, 2003 SUPERIOR, WIS. — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to three years in prison under a plea agreement for acting as an accomplice in the 1997 voodoo ritual killing of his uncle, a Minneapolis pharmacist and self-proclaimed voodoo high priest. “I have never experienced a sentencing in which both […]

Bad taste: Voodoo fashion for teens

Sunday Mail (Australia), Dec. 2, 2002 By Education Reporter NHADA GOODFELLOW A voodoo doll for teenage girls – sold with pins and “malicious” spells – has caused outrage among school teachers and principals. The product, which has with it a set of instruction cards and 17 pins, has already been deemed “inappropriate” and confiscated […]

Voodoo a Legitimate Religion, Anthropologist Says

National Geographic News, Oct. 21, 2002 Brian Handwerk Voodoo is widely regarded as a mysterious and sinister practice that’s taboo in many cultures. The mere word conjures images of bloody animal sacrifices, evil zombies, dolls stuck with pins, and dancers gyrating through the hot night to the rhythm of drums. But experts on voodoo […]

NLRB charges nursing home that alleged use of voodoo

Associated Press, August 9, 2002 MIAMI — A nursing home that accused union organizers of using voodoo tactics has been accused by federal officials of mistreating workers. The National Labor Relations Board said it found evidence of illegal surveillance, threats and firings at Mount Sinai-St. Francis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in suburban Miami Shores. […]

Voodoo grandmother accused of triple killing in insurance fraud trial

Daily Telegraph (England), Aug. 4, 2002 By Charles Laurence in New York (Filed: 04/08/2002) It is not the normal dry stuff of an insurance fraud court case. Allegations of voodoo charms, siren sex appeal and a string of killings staged to collect life insurance benefits were spelled out to a jury last week as […]

Activists plan campaign against voodoo tricksters

Express News Service, July 24, 2002 Mumbai, July 24: ANTI-SUPERSTITION groups in the city on Wednesday cited the poor conviction rate in criminal cases against voodoo practioners as the chief reason for the mushrooming of the Baba Bangali cult in Mumbai. Shyam Manav, national convenor of the All India Anti Superstition Committee, which has […]
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