Suspected witch murdered, house set ablaze in Santa Bárbara Colombia

Posted on September 2, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Social Issues reported that a woman, suspected of practicing witchcraft was murdered by a blow to the head by a heavy tool. Her home was then doused with gasoline and set on fire. The name of the victim is Vernocia Martinez Hernandez. The mayor of Santa Barbara (Antioquia) stated that the death of the victim accused of practicing witchcraft was an act of intolerance by community members. A police investigation found no evidence of paraprofessional associated with witchcraft. Read Article

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