Really sad story.
Bloody hell. The second ANYONE mentions witchcraft in a US courtroom, the validity of that deponent should be OUT ... THE ... WINDOW!
Ohh, I think it's rather humorous. Sort of like the defendant who walks into Court, in handcuffs and shackles on his 3rd charge of dealing methamphetamine, while holding the Bible with a hand embroidered cross for a bookmark. Every judge, prosecutor and defense attorney I've ever met would agree that Stevie Wonder can see through that.
After all, they did get 20 years of steady employment - a sledgehammer to make little rocks out of big rocks. Wonder who the witch/warlock in the black robe on the bench was? I can hear the judge now. "Eenie Weenie, Chili Beanie, the spirits are about to speak. And the spirits say - out by 2033!"
Judge Bullwinkle J. Moose?!? Now THERE's a stretch! [chuckle!]
Unfortunately, Loren, there's a few judges I practice in front of that it really isn't that much of a stretch.
Just be careful if he opens a proceeding with: "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat...!"
All cons get religion once apprehended and most think the judges will give them a break. Not everyone can afford donations to the RCC in exchange for the local Bish coming to court as a character witness. I am always tempted to tell my clients they are misguided for trusting in "the Lord" since he either does not exist or does not care a whit for the defendant.
You need a preacher get a preacher
if you need a lawyer get a lawyer
But we do live in a society where all religions are equal.. regardless if we think Atheism is better than the rest.
that's what michelle bachmann would do too