Pagan Scholar Testifies In High-Profi...

Pagan Scholar Testifies In High-Profile Murder Case

There are 3 comments on the The Wildhunt Weblog story from Jan 24, 2009, titled Pagan Scholar Testifies In High-Profile Murder Case. In it, The Wildhunt Weblog reports that:

Lawrence Douglas Harris was under pressure, unmedicated and trying to find a way to gain control of his life when he attempted to cast a spell in the basement of his house the day his stepdaughters were killed, ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Wildhunt Weblog.

“WOOH!!”

Since: May 08

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 24, 2009
Very interesting. I'm glad that the defense made the effort to use an expert witness who actually knows something about Wicca, as opposed to some clueless Bible-thumper.

I do agree that she's wrong about the use of the inverted Pentagram. She claims that Wiccans don't use it. However, there are some Wiccan/Pagan traditions that do.

The comments made in response to the article were interesting. I don't understand the objection to the defense trying to establish the defendant as insane. I don't think the intent is to associate Wiccan with insanity, but to clarify that he's NOT Wiccan, just a nutjob who took on the trappings of a non-mainstream religion.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#2 Jan 25, 2009
NiftyWitch wrote:
Very interesting. I'm glad that the defense made the effort to use an expert witness who actually knows something about Wicca, as opposed to some clueless Bible-thumper.
I do agree that she's wrong about the use of the inverted Pentagram. She claims that Wiccans don't use it. However, there are some Wiccan/Pagan traditions that do.
The comments made in response to the article were interesting. I don't understand the objection to the defense trying to establish the defendant as insane. I don't think the intent is to associate Wiccan with insanity, but to clarify that he's NOT Wiccan, just a nutjob who took on the trappings of a non-mainstream religion.
Thanks for sharing this. It was an interesting read.

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Jan 25, 2009
For the record...the "Lori" that posted a comment on the main web page for this article was not me. I agree with her...but I didn't make the post.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Woodbury County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Sanders Supporters Claim Iowa Delegates Were Sw... Feb '16 FRED 1
News Judge aims to establish veterans court in Iowa (Jul '14) Jul '14 Viet Nam Vet 1
News Program helps children with mental health needs (May '14) May '14 HumanSpirit 1
michael james morton (Oct '13) Oct '13 ohio 1
News Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal wrote a new blo... (Aug '12) Aug '12 ddd123 1
News Iowa jail inmate dies after suicide attempt (Jul '09) Oct '11 edith 8
News 60-year-old man found dead in northwest Iowa (Sep '11) Sep '11 chris 1
More from around the web