Thursday, March 25, 2010

Taking a left turn near Albuquerque...

When the going gets weird, the weird turn homicidal:
The couple met up on the trails Monday and started drinking, police said.

"She had decided she needed to go to the restroom," Albuquerque police cheif [sic] Ray Schultz said. "The male had asked if he could watch her go to the restroom."
Short form: Wiccan gets drunk, pees, gets naked, stabs boyfriend to death with head shop athame. Also, there was allegedly some tying-up action with a rope at some point in the sordid tale.
"This is a time of Wiccan holiday, being the solstice [sic]," said Schultz. "We're still investigating to determine if that had something to do with this particular homicide."
Yeah, they were engaging in an ancient rite worshiping Bud Weiser, the forest spirit in charge of being noisily ill in the woods. I'm sure that's somewhere in chapter nine of The Golden Bough.

I am not going to pretend that this makes any kind of sense to me, but I will note that nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order.


(h/t to ctone.)

26 comments:

RevolverRob said...

"I will note that nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order."

But in three weeks, it will.

-Rob

Stephen said...

Tragedy can be amusing. Wiping snorted Coors light off a keyboard is not.

farmist said...

"This is a time of Wiccan holiday, being the solstice," said Schultz.

Uh, no, this would be the equinox.

wv:tamape

Anonymous said...

"I am not going to pretend that this makes any kind of sense to me, but I will note that nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order."

Usually, when something like that happens on L&O, the perpetrators are a couple of fundamentalist Christians and, instead of a "head shop athame" the murder weapon is something like a replica SS dagger, complete with the "Mein Ehre heisst Treue" inscription.

That kind of crap is why I quit watching that show...

--Wes S.

DirtCrashr said...

Nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order.
Then to hell with that show, never watched it and now I know why.
othing like this ever happens on Law & Order. Does that make this one of those "Unsolved Victim Unit-Thing" things?

DirtCrashr said...

Nooo! My bad - it was, "She told police a similar story in 1999, but never followed through to prosecute the alleged rape."
Oh nevermind.

word: tatcom - a new conference for tatfolks?

reflectoscope said...

The truth is stranger than fiction and all that.

Question is, does she weigh the same as a duck?

Jim

D.W. Drang said...

note that nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order.
Coming soon to one or more CSI series...!

Rabbit said...

"I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love...Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I-I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women, er, women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake...but I do deny them my essence."

Jenny said...

Whoa.. crap, was it Ostara already?
Criminy. The things you miss....oops. :)


Enh.

Nice Golden Bough reference, though I suspect this gal was more of the "skimmed a Silver Ravenwolf book in high school and thought the clothes looked cool on Buffy" sect. :p

GuardDuck said...

Wait, was that a news report or S.M. Stirlings newest book?

Ross said...

Wiccan? I think not... Now, if she was a worshiper of Tezcatlipoca...

Stuart said...

"This is a time of Wiccan holiday, being the solstice," said Schultz. "We're still investigating to determine if that had something to do with this particular homicide."

Translation:

"I see satanic people..."

Geesh, I know Wiccans are weird and all, but that whole "Wiccans are all evil devil worshipers who murder people (oh and they steal babies too)" meme is really getting old. Ostara was last saturday (march 20). All of my witchy friends were out in the woods dancing around nekkid (and probably screwing) None of them where killing anyone. There is very little killing in Wicca, there does seem to be a lot of nudity, but very little killing (like none) is sanctioned by the religon. Go pick on Islam, I know it's becoming over-played, but at least you can point to where their "holy" people are actually saying to go kill people.

s

Tam said...

I will also note that "Wiccan" is, like "Buddhist", mostly a way for white people to announce that they're really hip and .alt and wanna come back to my place and see my unicorn tattoo?

(No offense meant to my readers who really do groove on the whole "nature spirituality" thing. I've known nice Baptists, too.)

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"This is a time of Wiccan holiday, being the solstice," said Schultz. "We're still investigating to determine if that had something to do with this particular homicide."

Because a religion whose primary tenet is "harm none" was a motivating factor in a murder.

I'm gonna have to go with Stuart's theory here: the police chief sees "non-Judeo-Christian" and goes "I see satanic people." Because anyone who doesn't worship the Judeo-Christian-Muslim god must be a satanist.

Tam said...

"Because a religion whose primary tenet is "harm none"..."

I thought it was "Get stoned and discuss the spiritual origins of polyamory with fellow RenFest cast members"?

I kid, I kid... :D

Jenny said...

Tee!

Oh ow... Tam that hurts. :)

Weer'd Beard said...

Totally messed up story. Tho I won't lie I'm more interested in what the make and model of that cop's 1911 is. : ]

CTone said...

At least the law is not picking on the seventh day adventists or mormons anymore.

Thanks for the link!

mailleman said...

Praying to Billious, the god of hangovers, I see.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Bilious is not the god of hangovers. He's the Oh God of hangovers.
:P

reflectoscope said...

Whose favorite prayer is, "I am never doing this again, until next Friday."

Jim

Ian Argent said...

Yet another senseless act of violence that wouldn't have happened if we ban firearms from parks!

And on a more serious note - had they been "of the book" (any of the three), it wouldn't have been noted. Possibly unless he was jewish and she went Bobbit...

Midwest Chick said...

Tam said...

"Because a religion whose primary tenet is "harm none"..."

I thought it was "Get stoned and discuss the spiritual origins of polyamory with fellow RenFest cast members"?

I kid, I kid... :D
----------------------
The origins of polyamory combined with Paganism would be "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Heinlein. Strange, but true.

Anonymous said...

Who even _has_a copy of 'The Golden Bough' anymore, anyway? I thought I was fringe..

WV- depampa - midget calling out the arrival of diapers

wolfwalker said...

"but I will note that nothing like this ever happens on Law & Order."

There was a time when it might have, but that was very early in the series run. Like most series it degenerated over time, and after 2000, the writers and actors hurled themselves and the show over a liberal cliff.

farmist: actually Dec 22 is the winter solstice. Equinoxes are spring and fall.