Here’s a little bit of ‘news of the weird’ from our own little corner of the world: Police are investigating a woman who performed black magic on a Superior Court Judge’s seat in Saipan. The woman was caught on video entering the empty courtroom and pouring a dark liquid on the Judge Juan Lizama’s seat, calendar and microphone. As the Saipan Tribune puts it,
Superstitious practices that persist in the Northern Marianas believe that a type of black magic may inflict pain on the person who gets in contact with the substance. It is also believed to put the person under a magic spell, controlling his decisions.
Court marshals accosted the woman while she was still in the courthouse, and actually found her murmuring chants and surreptitiously touching the judge’s back. It looks like a guy facing a traffic citation asked her to hex the judge and sway the court in his favor.