‘Wiccan Ritual Killing’ Leaves Family of Three Dead in Pensacola Florida

“It appears that this might be connected to some type of Wiccan ritual killing and possibly tied to the blue moon,”

A triple homicide in Florida is suspected to be a “Wiccan ritual killing” related to the “blue” moon, according to police.

The three victims, all from the same family, were found after a welfare check said Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Andrew Hobbes.

“It appears that this might be connected to some type of Wiccan ritual killing and possibly tied to the blue moon,” Hobbes told NBC News.

A “blue” moon is what it’s called when there are two full moons in the same calendar month.

Voncile Smith, 77, and her two sons, Richard, 49, and John, 47, were discovered when one of the son’s employers realized he hadn’t shown up for work.

Voncile and John both died of blunt force trauma and had their throats cut, police said. Richard was shot in the ear, “as he came into the house,” and had his throat cut, Hobbes said. Police believe a claw hammer was used to commit the murders, Hobbes said.

No evidence of a forcible entry was found and, while police have spoken with a person of interest in the case, no arrests have been made, Hobbes said.

When asked how the evidence suggests these are ritualistic or Wiccan killings Sgt. Hobbes said, “The injuries to the victims, the positions of the bodies and also the person of interest right now is also a practitioner.”

Wicca is a religion that claims to draw on the pre-Christian traditions of Western Europe, and while most practitioners engage in some form of magical practice and nature worship, they may believe in a variety of deities. The religion does not encourage the practice of ritual killings.

The number of Americans who identify as Wiccan has risen from about 8,000 in 1990 to 342,000 in 2008, according to American Religious Identification Survey data. The ranks of prominent American Wiccans include Margot Adler, a well-known National Public Radio journalist who died in 2014.

According to Hobbes, Richard Smith worked for Homeland Security and a supervisor contacted the sheriff’s office, who dispatched a unit to check the home at 4605 Deerfield Drive in Pensacola.

Authorities believe the trio was killed sometime after 7:00 p.m ET, on the previous Tuesday, three days earlier.

Police are continuing their investigation.

“It’s frightening to think about. Especially when you have small children,” neighbor Ken Lester said, according to affiliate WECT. “To find out that it was this weird, satanic cult, witchcraft whatever, is just really unsettling.”

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Ritual Suspect Arrested For Attempting To Murder American In Ikorodu, Nigeria

…at midnight, the suspect allegedly attacked his visitor and left him in a pool of his own blood and fled.

Alleged Ritual Suspect Arrested For Attempting To Murder American In Ikorodu

Weeks after news went rife on social media of the attempted murder of an American, Robert Wheelers, in Ikorodu community for ritual purposes; security operatives attached to the Zone 2 Police Command have arrested a suspect in connection with the event.

According to Police sources, a suspect, Orabe Philips Leo, a middle aged man, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to murder the victim. Recall that the suspect had allegedly lured his victim to Ikorodu where he tried to kill him.

According to reports, the victim had called the suspect to pick him up at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja when he arrived Nigeria based on their previous relationship.

The American was said to have first met the suspect when he came to Nigeria to work with the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2015.

It was gathered that the suspect arrived Nigeria for an undisclosed business trip on August 25, 2017. He was then picked from the airport by the suspect who drove him straight to his residence at Adeniyi Street, Ikorodu, where he was to stay until his return to the United States. However, at midnight, the suspect allegedly attacked his visitor and left him in a pool of his own blood and fled.

At the time of the incident, Police sources and members of the Oyanbo vigilance team who spoke to InsideMainland quenched the reports of murder and ritual killings.

However, the suspect was reportedly arrested in his hideout in Ikorodu; weeks after the Police launched a manhunt for him when the case was reported at the Command.

The suspect was reportedly picked up and during interrogation by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ibrahim Adamu, he confessed to have clubbed the victim’s head with a pestle three times.

In his confessional statement, he confirmed to have attempted to murder his visitor because he allegedly reneged on his promise to give him an unspecified amount of money.

“He refused to fulfill his promise to me after I had invested so much in my effort to get money from him.  I even consulted a white garment church where I was given a charm to use on the man. It would have worked but I got angry when the victim didn’t obey my instructions,” he told the Police.  Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Zone 2, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigation was on the case.

[written by Idris Aina]