Fortune teller blamed for teen 'torture'

A COUPLE allegedly tied up and tortured a teenage employee because a Vietnamese fortune teller told them she stole from them, a court has heard.

Nhung Tri Tran and Trien Tran pleaded guilty to assaulting Leilani dos Santos on February 17, but not guilty yesterday to threatening to kill her and depriving her of her liberty.

Ms dos Santos, 18, told Darwin Magistrates Court the couple was like family to her until they believed she had stolen money from the barber shop she worked at with Ms Tran.

She was living with the couple as well, and said she returned home in the early hours of February 17 to have Mr Tran begin to strangle her before beating her unconscious.

Ms dos Santos, speaking from a "vulnerable witness" room, told the court she was tied up as the couple beat her and threatened to kill her, her boyfriend's family and her sister.

She said Ms Tran told her a Vietnamese fortune teller told the couple the person who had stolen the handbag was close to them, and was someone they loved.

Ms Tran also allegedly told Ms dos Santos they would cut off her fingers, but they loved her and would inject her with heroin, so she would not feel it. [...]

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Tags: australia, fortune teller, vietnamese

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do you see? Good loving people. It is better to be tortured by people who love you than by people who hate you.
They believe the words of a stranger over that of someone they "love"?
What the... fuck, that is horrid. How the hell do people believe such utter crap? No, no, it is ignorance, and the inability to have any sense of skepticism in their body.
The worst part is that the fortune teller was incredibly non-specific, she didn't say it was Ms. dos Santos, just that it was someone they loved, which could have been anyone! They assumed, and then followed that assumption! And to top of this insanity circus, it's all over money. Did they even check that they were missing any?
More fucking fake shit fucking with real people.

God fucking damn it. I don't care that the fortune teller was conveniently vague, he most assuredly had no fucking clue who was stealing from them but still told them a lie that wound up with a woman tortured and threatened with mutilation. There's no excuse for that.

There's probably no crime with the woo peddler, but surely he should be taken to civil court.


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