DEMON WATCH

From THE TRIBUNE:

Before being convicted of an $80,000 fraud charge, Patricia Edgecombe of Cable Beach, Bahamas, claimed that “demon spirits” influenced her into using the name of known international missionaries to obtain more than $80,000 from a housewife.

The magistrate reread the seven fraud charges to Edgecombe who pleaded guilty to all of them.


“Is there anything you wish to say to me before you receive punishment?” the magistrate asked.


“I just want to say I’m very sorry and ask that you have mercy on me,” she said.


“Why’d you do it?” the magistrate asked.


“Demon spirits,” she replied.


“Demon spirits?” the magistrate asked.


“Yes,” she replied.


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