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Witch Doctor Shoots Two After 'Spell' Fails


An old news that illustrate the famous 'bullet proof' :

Monrovia, Liberia (AP) July 13, 1998 --  After casting a "bulletproof" spell over two men, a traditional Liberian doctor shot and killed his two patients while testing to see if the incantation worked, a newspaper reported Sunday.

James Numeni, an herbalist "witch doctor" from the central Liberian town Gbarnga was arrested and charged with murder shortly after the incident on Friday.

The two victims, who were not identified, were shot several times in the face and chest, the Inquirer newspaper reported.

Numeni had promised to make them bulletproof with the use of traditional herbal medicine and a charm.

After casting the spell he insisted on proving the power of his magic by telling the two men to stand at close range while he shot them, the newspaper reported.

Soldiers and rebels during Liberia's brutal 7-year civil came to believe in the magic and spells of traditional doctors that promised to offer protection against their enemies.

Numeni was reportedly one of the best-known herbalists in Liberia.

At least no one can say he ever lacked confidence.


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